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2008 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
92
WS 95
IWC 92
Drink Dates
WS: 2011-2020
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 150

($72) Bright ruby. Intensely perfumed bouquet displays red berries, potpourri and star anise. Michael Browne told me that he used a lot of whole clusters this year "to increase the spiciness. The fruit is always powerful and I wanted to bring an extra dimension." Pliant, juicy red fruit flavors are complicated by notes of cinnamon and spicecake, with slow-building smokiness. Finishes with refreshing tangy cut and a strong echo of raspberry.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2020

This is dense, pure, rich and supple, displaying tiers of black cherry and blueberry fruit. Ends with a long burst of flavor.

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Author cpcolliton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.782%
Tasted On 10/05/2013
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Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.024%
Tasted On 12/26/2012

Very bright and focused fruit. With cherries, chocolate, rhubarb, and a good deal of smoke, which was a bit out of balance.

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