Kosta Browne began as a dream shared by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. In the summer of 1997, while working at John Ash & Co. restaurant in Santa Rosa, California, Dan and Michael decided to pool their tips and venture into winemaking. Eighteen years later, Kosta Browne is one of the most sought after Pinot Noirs in all of California. At present time they produce three appellation Pinot Noirs, eight single vineyard Pinot Noirs and a Chardonnay.
Keefer Ranch is located in the Green Valley appellation in the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley.
Light crimson in color. 14.7% ABV. Exotic nose of cloves, cinnamon, red fruits and cherry cola. Absolute silk on the palate. Medium body with just enough acidity. Flavors of black cherry, cranberry, earth and spice. Great length on the finish. Just a super wine that has aged beautifully. Drink over the next year or so.
My rating: 94 points.
The 2013 version was released this past Fall. As I mentioned in the Fab 5 of Mailing Lists, Kosta Browne is one of hardest lists to crack. Maybe so, but you’ve got nothing to lose by putting your name on the waiting list. Good luck!
Kosta Browne fared well in last year’s version of The 2015 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.
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