Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2013 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Koplen 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.

Koplen Vineyard lies in the Middle Reach of the Russian River appellation, just off Olivet Road. Dennis Koplen farms the vineyard but 2017 was the last vintage of this wine from KB.

Dark crimson in color. 14.3% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and forest floor. Medium body with perfect acidity. Rich, restrained and earthy with impeccable balance. Black cherry, pomegranate, roasted herbs and earth on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Stunning Pinot Noir that presents with a Burgundian flair. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2022 Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Designates will be released to the mailing list this coming Fall.

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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