2010 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: Elizabeth Grubel

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Rich and expressive, with bold layers of ripe blueberry, plum and wild berry flavors that show touches of spice and espresso. At points open-knit, yet tightening on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2013-2023
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Bright ruby. Pungent, highly aromatic red berry and cherry aromas show an array of floral, Asian spice and herb nuances. Ripe but energetic black raspberry, cherry-cola flavors show a subtle smoky earthiness and gain sweetness with air. Finishes sappy and long, with a strong whiplash of bitter cherry.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is juicier, richer and rounder than the Sonoma Coast bottling tasted alongside it. Here it's the immediacy of the fruit that speaks loudest. Cinnamon, cherries, plums and mint are some of the notes that flesh out on a juicy, exuberant finish that captures the essence of Russian River Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.

Drink Dates: 2013-2016
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: warnblinker
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/27/2015

Rating: 93
Author: Jim Rife
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/06/2014
Holy Crap. Just gorgeous. Dense, full, no decant. Better after 1 hour. Drank after good bordeaux. Increased the intense sense of sweetness. Drank this after the verite w/ Karol.

Rating: 93
Author: Randy
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/15/2015

Rating: 93
Author: rdalehite
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/15/2015

Rating: 92
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/10/2014

Average rating: 91, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

715 bottles owned by 200 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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