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| ||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. (1098 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. (1216 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. (2010 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. (1993 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. (2363 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 (1943 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. (1842 views)|
| ||Tasted by jlgnml on 1/31/2015 & rated 90 points: Nice color, fragrant nose, good mouthful, drinking well (1761 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. (2042 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. (1734 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. (1830 views)|
| ||Tasted by Castle Peak on 1/11/2015 & rated 93 points: Wonderful accompaniment to a crimini mushroom and scallop dish. (1775 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. (1952 views)|
| ||Tasted by Chriskrueger on 12/29/2014 & rated 96 points: Killer juice that even Caroline enjoyed (1506 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. (1779 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. (1253 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. (1383 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. (1276 views)|
| ||Tasted by kleinahoe on 12/19/2014 & rated 92 points: A little on the light side, but very elegant. (1387 views)|
| ||Tasted by BABLUES on 12/6/2014 & rated 92 points: Didn't take detailed notes. Classic KB that is drinking well and has plenty of time left (1679 views)|
| ||Tasted by haldolugr on 11/28/2014 & rated 95 points: A killer bottle of pinot. Folks who normally don't like pinot - were raving on this bottle at dinner. Great red fruit on a smooth as silk chassis with an awesome finish. Medium body and great fruit. This bottle is drinking fantastically right now. (1659 views)|
| ||Tasted by Uglypinga on 11/8/2014: It's KB. Big, bold and tasty. Black cherries followed by a hint of vanilla and Devon darker fruits on the back end. Nice lift to this though so I drank half of the bottle in one sitting. If you like KB they are rarely off. (2015 views)|
| ||Tasted by affordableCollector on 11/6/2014 & rated 88 points: dark red, in color. currant, raspberry, ripe fruit, cherry, pepper, herbal, on the nose. light body, high acid, low tannins, on the finish. (1669 views)|
| ||Tasted by Troon on 10/29/2014 & rated 92 points: Another great bottle of KB. There were dark cherries on the finish, which was medium-long. I think about 3 years is a perfect spot for the Sonoma Coast wines. (2091 views)|
| ||Tasted by dtirsell on 10/6/2014 & rated 92 points: Delicious, red cherry, medium body, perfect with pizza. (2351 views)|
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|By Antonio Galloni|
Vinous, Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013)
(Kosta Browne Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Allen Meadows|
Burghound, October 2012, Issue #48
(Kosta Browne Winery Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
|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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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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