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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 57 
ProducerKosta Browne (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma Coast
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2019 (based on 51 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.8 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 232 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by haldolugr on 7/15/2015 & rated 93 points: Killer bottle of pinot. Cherry and floral in the mouth with a classic KB Sonoma coast profile through each sip leading to a smooth finish. (932 views)
 Tasted by rdalehite on 7/11/2015 & rated 92 points: Solid Pinot noir from Komata Browne. Took about 1.5 hours to open up. Bright red cherries with some earth notes. Medium finish (871 views)
 Tasted by Castle Peak on 6/29/2015 & rated 93 points: Yummy! (1338 views)
 Tasted by rustyRudy on 6/21/2015 & rated 92 points: Garnet. Distinctive Kosta Brown nose. Cherry vanilla, good balance and seems to be evolving into its fully mature stage but still a little awkward at this point. Very nice wine. Had with grilled pork tenderloin. From a split. (1360 views)
 Tasted by Fullhouse on 6/12/2015 & rated 92 points: Drinking well now. (1356 views)
 Tasted by pjhr on 6/4/2015 & rated 92 points: Black cherry and earthy aromas and flavors on the palate with hints of oak and spice culminating in a tasty finish. (1564 views)
 Tasted by rdalehite on 5/6/2015 & rated 94 points: wonderful wine with Kristine P. J. smooth, velvet, long finish. Straight forward R.R. Valley wine
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like strawberry and raspberry. It tastes like rose and violet. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity. (1801 views)
 Tasted by ArtF on 5/6/2015 & rated 89 points: Drinking well now. But there was a note of truffle under all the fruit. Prefer to wait 1-2 years more when fruit will integrate and secondary notes more pronounced. (1932 views)
 Tasted by daniel.jay on 3/29/2015 & rated 93 points: This is drinking really well - not as luxurious with respect to mouth feel as some of the single vineyards, but still plush, balanced, richer blue fruits balancing out red fruit tartness and acid, light baking spice typical of KB. Decanted and consumed immediately. Ideally would have given 60 min of air, was still improving on last glass. (2319 views)
 Tasted by dase13 on 3/15/2015 & rated 93 points: It's year since my last note on this particular wine. Still quite similar. Color of dark red. Scents of ripe dark red fruit and berry. Tastes of ripe red fruit and berries including raspberry, strawberry and to a lesser extent cherry. Short decant. (2222 views)
 Tasted by GalvezGuy on 2/17/2015 & rated 90 points: Popped and poured. On the nose, sour cherry, black cherry, red raspberry, cola. On the palate bright red cherry with hints of Asian spice and cranberry. Finishes tart and hot, which takes away from an otherwise great package. (2544 views)
 Tasted by cjsavino on 2/15/2015 & rated 91 points: A bit of juniper and cherry on the nose. Palate carries through on the juniper, floral, cherry, and plums (2069 views)
 Tasted by eeeeeradicator on 2/7/2015 & rated 92 points: Evolved nicely over the course of the evening. Not as "hot" as some past KB's. (1974 views)
 Tasted by jlgnml on 1/31/2015 & rated 90 points: Nice color, fragrant nose, good mouthful, drinking well (1863 views)
 Tasted by Guitman on 1/21/2015 & rated 93 points: At a wonderful place. Nose of rose petal, some earth, and red fruits jump from the glass. Medium palate but silky and rich, prevalence of cranberry and dried, tart red cherry. This ain't Burgundy. Its excellent Sonoma Pinot. (2143 views)
 Tasted by Troon on 1/18/2015 & rated 91 points: This bottle had a lot of rich red fruit. It was very good, but it didn't seem as velvety as the other bottles I've tasted. (1830 views)
 Tasted by rebs1 on 1/15/2015 & rated 92 points: Pnp. Not as heavy as the '09. red fruit, not as much dark fruit as other bottles, hint of spice, and gained complexity after the one hour mark. (1914 views)
 Tasted by Castle Peak on 1/11/2015 & rated 93 points: Wonderful accompaniment to a crimini mushroom and scallop dish. (1859 views)
 Tasted by Blue Shorts on 1/6/2015 & rated 92 points: No notes, but excellent. Needs at least one hour of air to shine. (2030 views)
 Tasted by Chriskrueger on 12/29/2014 & rated 96 points: Killer juice that even Caroline enjoyed (1579 views)
 Tasted by bubbachumps on 12/29/2014 & rated 91 points: In a very nice place, notes of cherry, clove and some earth on the nose. In the mouth, well-integrated and balanced. No decant and none needed. This is ready to go. (1864 views)
 Tasted by perlasteve on 12/25/2014 & rated 90 points: The clear winner of the night of 6 pinots (09 KB Russian River, 08 Small Vines MK, Cornerstone '10 which was surprisingly good and was second in line, Soter Mineral Springs 08, and Tisaetumn08); The KB took less air time to open up and give that delicious full body experience. All the pinots were good and ranged from medium body to lithe. All with tasty fruit. (1324 views)
 Tasted by yeti575rider on 12/25/2014 & rated 92 points: Always good when a wine lives up to expectations. First Kosta and I've got to say it was pretty nice. Favorite of the day. Clearly in the strong fruit raspberry, cranberry camp. Underlying spice note in there as well. Cali pinot all the way but done right. (1456 views)
 Tasted by Schiffy on 12/19/2014 & rated 92 points: Another terrific Pinot Noir from Kosta Browne. Black cherry fruit with a touch of spice, anise and raspberry. Nicely structured and opens up after 45 minutes to reveal even more complexity. (1346 views)
 Tasted by kleinahoe on 12/19/2014 & rated 92 points: A little on the light side, but very elegant. (1453 views)
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By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013)
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By Allen Meadows
Burghound, October 2012, Issue #48
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By Gregory Walter
PinotReport, Issue #81 (9/15/2012)
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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162
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Kosta Browne

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

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