2004 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml

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WS 94   IWC 88   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Perhaps the thickest and richest of all the Kosta Brownes in this tasting, it approaches the purity and density of boysenberry syrup with its viscosity and depth of flavors. Yet it's precisely those flavors that make it so distinctive and fun to drink.

Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($38) Good full red. Red fruits along with lower-toned loam, coffee and meat. Round and fat, with modest complexity but good sweetness of fruit. Has just enough acidity to maintain its shape and balance. Finishes firmly tannic, with lingering sweet fruit.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: Michael C
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/16/2013
Very forward and fruity aroma with an almost overwhelming nose. Good well-structured body with balanced rich fruity flavor. It tastes great, but somehow wasn't the typical pinot noir I was expecting. Lower acidity, richer flavor combined with fuller body make this reminiscent of a cab profile to me. I feel it is overrated on WS.

Rating: 93
Author: RyanL
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/12/2009

Rating: 92
Author: David B93
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 04/19/2010

Rating: 92
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 09/25/2011

Rating: 89
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/28/2008
Very New World style, big fruit, less complexity; not my favorite, but it's personal taste; I find it too simplistic

Average rating: 89, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

922 bottles owned by 394 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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