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2014 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.5%
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 110636-2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Another sensational appellation release is the 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands. Coming from an early vintage that was over two weeks ahead of average, it has tons of spice, black raspberry, currants and blackberry characteristics, medium to full-bodied richness, a great texture and no shortage of depth or length. Already impossible to resist, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Like walking through a rose garden, this offers exotic, perfumed scents. Starts out elegant and understated but gains depth and complexity, fanning out with black licorice, dusty earth and dried herb flavors that highlight the zesty raspberry fruit. Drink now. 2,286 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 89

    The 2014 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) is plump, juicy and forward, all qualities that are best enjoyed sooner rather than later. The 2014 offers good up-front juiciness, but then loses some persistence through the mid-palate and into the finish. This is a very pretty appellation-level Pinot from Kosta Browne.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 550 bottles owned
    • 134 collectors