2005 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Vinfolio | Rating: 92

A nose of tarry cherry; smooth and round. The palate has forward and focused dark cherry, licorice and toast.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Graceful and elegant, full-bodied, this offers rich, complex notes of cola, spice and mixed dark berries. Firm, structured tannins mark the finish.

Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

($45) Bright red. Spicy cherry and wild strawberry aromas, with dark chocolate and licorice accents. Supple red and dark berry jam flavors show good depth and are accented by cracked pepper and mace. Finishes broad and sweet, with very good length and a refreshingly bitter cherry skin tone.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 132

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: SingKevin
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 09/09/2011

Rating: 92
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 11/01/2012
A very good wine. Decent fruit, balanced. Could actually be cellared a few more years.

Rating: 92
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/12/2010
Drink Dates: 2008-2012

Rating: 91
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/26/2010
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Best of the appellation wines I have had to date. Color: Dark red with purple tones. Nose: Cherry, sassafrass, ripe strawberry, some earth but mostly fruit Palate: Huge bing and black cherry, plummy cola notes, some strawberry rhubarb, silky smooth finish, this is a huge wine, but still is not weighty. Long sweet finish. Not my cup of tea but well made for this style.

Rating: 91
Author: napares
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 03/14/2011
The candiness of this wines has mellowed (which I liked). The wine had a nice bright cherry finish that lasted about 30 seconds...enjoyed this wine.

Average rating: 90, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1900 bottles owned by 841 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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