Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands – Bottle Notes

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.

From Garys’, Pisoni, Rosella’s, Sierra Mar and Soberanes Vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

Dark crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Sexy nose of black cherry, baking spices and plums. Medium body with medium acidity. Rich and supple with layers upon layers of gorgeous fruit. Cherries, cola, cloves and nutmegs on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Simply delicious Pinot Noir to drink over the next 2-3 years while you wait on the Single Vineyard Designates.

My rating: 92 points.

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.

Finally, my favorite KB blog post, Kosta Browne Does Not Taste Like Burgundy. Get Over It.

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