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2011 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir - USA - California - Monterey - Santa Lucia Highlands - Red

USA - California - Monterey - Santa Lucia Highlands

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 »

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WA 91
WS 90
IWC 91
Drink Dates
WA: 2013-2019 WS: 2013-2022
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 168

Full ruby. A powerfully scented bouquet displays smoky black raspberry, cherry, licorice and oak spices. Pliant dark berry flavors gain energy with air, taking a turn to zestier raspberry and bitter cherry. Impressively deep but focused and energetic pinot, with excellent finishing lift and lingering spiciness.

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WA 91
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 208
Drink Dates 2013-2019

Offering up a supple, perfumed and delicate array of kirsch, crushed berries, spice and forest floor, the 2011 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) flows onto the palate with a light, deft texture, bright acidity and a clean, nicely focused finish. This isn't a heavy weight and excels on its aromatics and balance more than power or richness. Enjoy it over the coming 4-6 years. Drink now-2019.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2013-2022

Gutsy, showing tannic muscle, this offers tidbits of dark berry, grainy and gripping tannins, cedar and crushed rock. This is complete, but should improve with cellaring.

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