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2013 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard


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SKU: 215573-2013-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Fresh and vibrant, featuring snappy wild berry, cola, raspberry and dusty earth notes. Tight but expansive, with the fruit playing a bigger role toward the finish, where the tannins grip and hold the flavors. Drink now through 2021. 493 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    One of the more tight and backwards efforts from this vineyard, the 2013 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard was mostly destemmed (19% whole clusters) and aged 16 months in 46% new French oak. Medium-bodied, focused and downright racy on the palate, it still has some whole cluster notes in its sappy spring flowers, cassis and black raspberry-scented bouquet. It's a beautiful wine, but needs 2-3 years of cellaring.
    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

    • 106 bottles owned
    • 45 collectors