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2016 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – 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.

Ruby red in color. 14% ABV. From a variety of vineyards including Kanzler, Gap’s Crown and Bootlegger’s Hill. Rustic nose of dark fruit, cloves and forest floor. Medium body with medium to strong acidity. Earthy and brooding. Black cherry, plums, earth and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. My favorite KB’s lean more lush and red fruited but this still drinks really well. Best over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2022 Kosta Browne Appellation were just released to the mailing list and the Sonoma Coast was $78.

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