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2005 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley - Red

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USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2011 VF: 2007-2015

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
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Source Vinfolio

Bright cherry and violet hints in the nose with a touch of herb leading into the plum and dark berry flavors.

Author AJFox
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.938%
Tasted On 06/02/2013
Drink Dates 2010-2015

Color is tending toward brick red; nose is has some high tone red fruit as well as sandalwood and slight, very pleasant earth; palette has similar notes with sweetness added to the fruit on the front, middle adds cola and a mid-range finish with bourbon-barrel oak. Excellent if not completely full of stuffing.

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Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.849%
Tasted On 02/18/2013
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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.81%
Tasted On 03/18/2012

These wines are too big for my taste, though its age has calmed the fruit some. Certainly not as interesting as the KB's single vineyard pinots.

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Author Trina
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.315%
Tasted On 04/02/2011
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Author Juan K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.691%
Tasted On 03/13/2011
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Author cpcolliton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.782%
Tasted On 01/01/2011
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Author Lisa P637
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.118%
Tasted On 09/22/2010
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Author GrapesofWrath
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.461%
Tasted On 05/20/2010
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 95.238%
Tasted On 02/12/2010

Excellent with jambalaya!

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Author JThomas31
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.417%
Tasted On 09/24/2009
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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.761%
Tasted On 05/09/2009
Drink Dates 2007-2010

lots of bright fruit especially cherry at first taste; with time in the glass , other berry flavors emerge--mainly blackberry and raspberry along with some cola undertones. a good, solid, if pinot, but not that unique or memorable.

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Author G Wood
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.485%
Tasted On 11/27/2008
Drink Dates 2010-2013
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