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2015 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.3%
  • 92 WS
  • 93 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 110636-2015
  • Vinous | Rating: 88

    Kosta Browne's 2015 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) is soft, delicate and open-knit, with lovely bright red fruit and attractive floral overtones. Medium in body and gracious, the 2015 is a pretty wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. The tannins are a bit aggressive, but otherwise the 2015 is very good. The Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot is a blend of fruit from Sierra Mar and Soberanes.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Tight and spicy, with a sassafras edge to the wild berry and raspberry flavors, offering a hint of anise and licorice. Lively acidity keeps this fresh and zesty. Drink now through 2023. 1,251 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 93

    Very floral and beautiful with plum and citrus with hints of smoke. Medium to full body, creamy texture and beautiful length. Firm and silky. Dry and beautiful. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
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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

    • 193 bottles owned
    • 88 collectors