Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 4 Barrel 2010

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- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010

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Kosta Browne Winery:
Flavorful, intense wines - that is our goal. We believe every wine should be bursting with flavor. This intensity should be part of a greater balance. We find that each of our vineyards has its own "sweet spot" of balance. It is our charge to guide each vineyard to its optimum flavor potential. Our single vineyard wines are blended to express the specific qualities and consistencies of our ped... Read more
Flavorful, intense wines - that is our goal. We believe every wine should be bursting with flavor. This intensity should be part of a greater balance. We find that each of our vineyards has its own "sweet spot" of balance. It is our charge to guide each vineyard to its optimum flavor potential. Our single vineyard wines are blended to express the specific qualities and consistencies of our pedigreed vineyards. Pinot Noir is the perfect palate to define the terroir of these plantings. We offer two appellation wines: our Sonoma Coast and Russian River. These wines are blended to represent the best of our vineyards in each specific appellation. Quality is of utmost importance with these blends. Read less

Member Reviews for Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 4 Barrel

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/03/2011

- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: Middletucky
106260183
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/02/2011

Dark and dense. Flavors of cherries, plum, vanilla and cola. Finishes with some white pepper.


Snooth User: mprice12
82084560
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/14/2011

I dont usually like california pinots but with that said this was great. Ripe strawberries, rasberries, cherries, with notes of spice. Great body and sweet tannins. The best of the best from CA


Snooth User: Andreingistov
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/11/2010

Kosta Browne never disappoints. This is one of my favorite Pinot Noirs and I love my Pinot. I'm no expert but I love their Pinots and I pick as many bottles as I can every year. You have to get on their waiting list to get these exclusive, incredible wines.


Snooth User: wineweirdos
43715442
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/26/2010

96 points. excellent concentration of very fresh red fruit, not sour or acidic or tannic at all, but not lacking because the fruit is so pure and lovely. we made a video tasting for this wine at wineweirdos.com


Snooth User: SWL
39119209
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 4 Barrel

Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The Amber Ridge bottling was the CGCW favorite in 2007, but this latest incarnation is a little less showy and ever so slightly less well-filled than most of its mates. It is sleek and alive and fit with plenty of persistent red-cherry fruit, and it will find favor most with those who fancy Pinot Noir in a somewhat brighter, more elegant style.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Varietally atypical touches of mint lend a different twist to this very rich


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Uncomplementary aspects of pushy ripeness, firm back-end acidity and scattered touches of forest-floor spice add up here to confusing and unfocused wine that is a bit short on unifying fruit. Ultimately tighter and leaner that its source might suggest, it might open and integrate better with age, but for the time being, it earns only the most hesitant and qualified recommendation.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2008 07/05/2011

"Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The Amber Ridge bottling was the CGCW favorite in 2007


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. When we think of Pinot Noirs from the Pisoni Vineyard, high ripeness and extract are what comes to mind, but here we find a wine that, while not at all lacking in fruity muscle, shows just a little more structure and winemaking polish than is usually the case. Its combination of ripe cherries and raspberries comes with a trim of dried violets and just the right note of oak, and its deep, very accessible flavors hold on through a lengthy, low-tannin finish that is lifted and firmed by seamlessly fit acidity. It will take to age well even if age is not really required.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The ripest, most extracted of the Kosta Browne collection, this sturdy, concentrated, big-bodied effort has more muscle and sinew than classic Pinot Noir may be wont to have, but it is not at all wanting for richness or size. It fights with some heat at the finish but never succumbs to unbridled ripeness, and its meaty, mouthfilling style makes it a far better partner to savory roasts than to more delicate dishes.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


Vintage: 2008 11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Quiet suggestions of earth and smoke emerge from the sweet, fully ripened, moderately fruity nose of plush, fairly full-bodied look at the grape and pop up again in the extracted flavors that follow. The wine is slightly softer than a good many 2008 Pinots from its provenance, and it strikes a richer, very familiar Santa Lucia Highlands style. It will show its best if teamed with full-flavored dishes such as a classic pot au feu or hunks of braised lamb.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


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