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2013 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir 4-Barrel

  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 96172-2013-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Combines pure, ripe plum and raspberry fruit with touches of fresh earth, anise and lavender, graced by the right mix of acidity and tannins. Tightens on the finish in a good way, with the tannins giving the flavors traction. Drink now through 2022. 89 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Made from the top four barrels in the winery, the 2013 Pinot Noir 4 Barrel gives up the darker, richer fruit profile that is common from this estate to go with beautiful notes of caramelized black cherries, spice, vanilla bean and rose petal. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and surprisingly elegant (this cuvee is normally more of a bruiser), it still has a touch of oak to integrate, so give it a year or two in the cellar.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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  • Kosta-Browne started its supersonic trek to celebrity status in 1997, when pals Dan Kosta and Michael Browne pooled their restaurant tips and purchased a half ton of Pinot Noir, a manual crusher-de-stemmer and a used barrel. Adding the business and investment-savy Chris Costello gave Kosta Browne the requisite resources to expand into the Pinot force they are today. Fruit is sourced from top-notch vineyards in the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands. Their philosophy is to make Pinots that express intense flavor and the "sweet spot" of their respective vineyards. In addition to their vineyard-designate wines, Kosta Browne also produces two blends: one from the Sonoma Coast and the other from Russian River.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 43 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors