2008 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Dense, rich and extracted with deep currant and berry fruit, with mineral, sage and tea.

Drink Dates: 2011-2020
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($52) Bright ruby. Muskier and more brooding than the Sonoma Coast bottling, showing black raspberry, oak spice, cola and dried rose qualities. Round and sappy in the mouth, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and showing no rough edges. Pretty seductive already, with very good finishing cling and an echo of cherry-cola.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 100
Author: A Howells
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/24/2012

Rating: 96
Author: Jvruiz
Tasted On: 04/07/2014

Rating: 95
Author: Crufamily
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 03/15/2013

Rating: 94
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/09/2013

Rating: 93
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/15/2014
Smoky and bright cherries and spices.

Average rating: 92, based on 7 reviews
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3321 bottles owned by 1048 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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