Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2011 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Kosta Browne was founded in the late nineties by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne and has always focused on Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The winery has changed hands several times. Most recently Kosta Browne was purchased by Duckhorn Wine Company. The waiting list for the Appellation wines is 18 months long and for the coveted 4 Barrel Pinot Noir there is a 12 year waiting list.

Keefer Ranch is located in the Green Valley appellation in the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley.

Ruby red in color. 14.3% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves, cola and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Perfect balance of fruit, structure and concentration. Bing cherry, strawberry, baking spices and earth on the palate. The finish is long and silky. Tremendous Pinot Noir that is showing beautifully at ten years of age. Best over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 95 points.

The 2019 Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Designates will be released to the mailing list this coming Fall.

I blogged about Kosta Browne recently in Exciting Changes at Kosta Browne and Too Much Being Made of a Change in Style at Kosta Browne.

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