In what was a tough vintage, Kosta Browne made a very good Pinot Noir. This Sonoma Pinot has intense notes of sour cherry and hints of vanilla. While this is very good, it's not great because the wine needs more weight and balance to meet the Kosta Browne standard. Tannins are a bit over active after an hour decant. Think this needs more time like its Russian River companion.
A lot of Pinot Noirs (My backyard): This is really big, but I was expecting even more. Perhaps the vintage. This is good. Not real complex, but very delicious, juicy fruit. Black raspberries and black cherries. Lush texture. Smooth and easy to drink.
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