Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2017 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – 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.

Sourced from a variety of special vineyards including Bootlegger’s Hill, Treehouse, Koplen and Keefer.

Ruby red in color. 14.3% ABV. Brooding nose of dark fruits, plums, cloves and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Rich, lush and elegant. Black cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Stunning Pinot Noir that for me never fails to deliver. Drink this over the next several years while you let the Single Vineyard Designates age a little bit longer.

My rating: 95 points.

The 2020 vintage was released this past week to the mailing list at a price of $75. I bought this wine along with the Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley.

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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