2006 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($68) Saturated red color. Spicy nose offers a kaleidoscopic bouquet of red berries, cinnamon, clove, smoky minerals and fresh rose. Clean, sharply focused strawberry and raspberry flavors offer striking vivacity, with a racy mineral underpinning. Becomes deeper and sweeter with air, picking up candied cherry and blackberry notes and finishing with impressive lift and cut. Late-arriving tannins add structure to this suave midweight.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Chewy and extracted, with complex, understated flavors of spice, tea and dried berry. Maintains its tannic muscle.

Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: cpcolliton
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/31/2012

Rating: 96
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/04/2011
This wine has hit its stride. Chocolate infused cherries, rasberry, with a hint of smoke. Very nice!

Rating: 93
Author: Michael S78
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/19/2010
Opened and decanted for forty-five minutes. Initial nose of nutmeg spice, cherry cola and old-lady perfume. This wine is tight and well put together, very precise laser lined fruit. This is like an architectural drawing of a California Pinot, all of the amazing creativity of the fruit and spice are expressed in straight forward precise lines that when all put together make an excellent expression of Pinot Noir, the finished product is greater than its parts. The thing about this bottle is that it gives you the same profile from front to back, straight forward, totally balanced, well intentioned wine. Some vanilla notes develop on the nose later in the glass. Compared to the Amber Ridge we had a few nights ago, the Koplen stands heads above; wonderful, wonderful wine. Drinking extremely well right now.

Average rating: 90, based on 5 reviews
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959 bottles owned by 481 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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