2004 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

This bright, rich and juicy Pinot features vivid, blackberry jam, raspberry and wild berry flavors, tapering off to floral nuances, as well as tar and mineral. Good length.

Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($52; from vines planted in 2000) Good medium red. Fruit-driven aromas of maraschino cherry, raspberry and fresh herbs. Creamy and quite sweet but not at all cooked; plenty of spicy oak showing. In a chunky style, a bit less elegant than the Amber Ridge bottling. Finishes with big, oaky tannins and lingering red fruits.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Average rating: 90, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

238 bottles owned by 159 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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