2011 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml

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IWC 92   Collector 91
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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(made from fruit grown in eleven different vineyards and picked between September 16 and October 20; 48% new oak): Deep ruby. Heady scents of raspberry, cherry-cola, floral oil, Asian spices and vanilla. Juicy and penetrating, with superb inner-mouth perfume to its sweet red fruit and candied rose flavors. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with excellent clarity, breadth and persistence.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 168

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: EJS
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/11/2013

Rating: 92
Author: Jim Rife
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/03/2014
First taste (pop&pour): light nose/expected. Red fruit and sweetness. No harshness at all - tannins very subdued. Second taste (1 hour decant in glass): expanded nose, broader flavor profile. How can anyone not love this wine ?

Rating: 90
Author: BoxsterVino
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/14/2013

Average rating: 90, based on 4 reviews
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673 bottles owned by 177 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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