Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands – 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 Gary’s, Rosella’s, Sierra Mar, Pisoni and Sobranes Vineyards.

Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Sensational nose of red fruits, flowers and earth. Medium body with perfect acidity. Rich, lush and fruit forward. Packed with bright, juicy fruits. Bing cherry, cranberry, cloves and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Absolutely delicious Pinot Noir that could not be better nine years from vintage. Wish I had more. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 94 points.

The 2022 Kosta Browne Appellation wines will be released to the mailing list early next year.

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

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