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Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Amber Ridge Vineyard 2005

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Our 2005 Russian River Pinot Noir is a blend of five vineyards; Cohn, Koplen, Amber Ridge, Ketcham and Castaldi. All of these vineyards lie in the middle to northern Russian River Valley. The style is deep and rich with a velvety texture that is prominent from start to finish. We recommend drinking this wine between 2008 and 2013. Aromatics: Fresh cherry, bright raspberry and cranberry with hints of cola nut and spice. On the palate: Bright acidity greets the palate, carrying red stone fruit and cherries. The mid-palate boasts of creamy raspberry and fresh plum. Clean, juicy structure offers an extended finish, with lingering bing cherry and raspberry.

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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

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Snooth User: Salmanazar138
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5.00 5
05/04/2008

We had this at Epic steakhouse. It was the best wine I have ever had.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.50 5
02/25/2009

The complete oppisite to the Kanzler poured directly befor it. The color deep garnet with purple tinges. Wonderful red fruit profile that reminds me more of a Burgundy that a Cali. Spring flowers and sweet red fruits on the nose. The tongue revealed crushed pebbles, red cherries, and some cinnamon. There is a clean and pure medium weight feel that exudes elegance grace and class. Nice minerality and structure with a acid level that sits smoothly and crisply in the background. Long graceful aftertaste. Wow


Snooth User: jbkemma
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4.50 5
05/31/2009

J's favorite.....95/100


Snooth User: nataliewan
14710829
4.00 5
03/06/2009

Many Pinots disappoint me. Why can't those disappointments drink this wine and toss out what they've done?


Snooth User: SonomaWino707
1633764
0.50 5
04/10/2009

This wine disappointed me, in fact it was gross. Too much alcohol, too much oak and too much thick syrupy body. The only thing we could have paired with this glob of viscous mass would have been some sort gamey meat like boar with a reduction sauce, otherwise, NOT my style of pinot noir


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

Five glasses


External Reviews for Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Amber Ridge Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Tightly wound and intense, with firm, spicy, well-focused blackberry and wild berry fruit that has both lively acidity and well-grounded tannins. Needs time. Best from 2008 through 2013. 1,812 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/24/2009

Dense yet sleek, elegant and refined, with a remarkable core of ripe, zesty cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit that's pure and delicious, delivered on a beam. Has great acidity, fine tannins, wonderful balance and a long, plush finish. Drink now ... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Syrah Amber Ridge Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

Ruby-red. Brooding aromas of kirsch, blackcurrant and cured tobacco are brightened by suggestions of iron and dried violet. Focused dark berry and cherry flavors show impressive concentration and a chewy texture and are nicely firmed by youthful tann... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Amber Ridge Vineyard 750ml



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Our 2005 Russian River Pinot Noir is a blend of five vineyards; Cohn, Koplen, Amber Ridge, Ketcham and Castaldi. All of these vineyards lie in the middle to northern Russian River Valley. The style is deep and rich with a velvety texture that is prominent from start to finish. We recommend drinking this wine between 2008 and 2013. Aromatics: Fresh cherry, bright raspberry and cranberry with hints of cola nut and spice. On the palate: Bright acidity greets the palate, carrying red stone fruit and cherries. The mid-palate boasts of creamy raspberry and fresh plum. Clean, juicy structure offers an extended finish, with lingering bing cherry and raspberry.

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