2005 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Vinfolio | Rating: 96

Nose of violet pastille, blueberry and graphite. The palate is licorice, dark cherry and christmas spice. Carries itself beautifully.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

There are restrained aromas here, yet the flavors build gracefully. Juicy, with vivid, layered wild berry, raspberry, cherry and floral scents. Deep, complex and ending with a laser-beam focus.

Drink Dates: 2011-2017
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($62) Deep red. Intense, primary red and dark berry aromas are brightened by fresh rose, minerals and cinnamon. Weighty but focused, with sweet kirsch and mulberry flavors, chewy texture and a building floral pastille element. Turns sweeter still on the finish, which features a strong raspberry flavor and superb persistence. There's a seamless, creamy quality to this pinot that makes it really appealing even now.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 132

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Brenda
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/21/2014
Drink Dates: 2007-2015

Rating: 97
Author: SingKevin
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/09/2010

Rating: 93
Author: Chip
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/02/2008
We drank this with a Beef Stew dinner on March 23, 2008. It decanted for about 2 hours. There were aromas of cherry, raspberry, lead pencil shavings, lanolin and a little mushroom on the nose. On the palate was STRONG CHERRY(very deep & intense), raspberry and spice...great balance with a long powerful finish (which was also just a little tart...but not unpleasantly so).

Average rating: 94, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

699 bottles owned by 331 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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