Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Kanzler Vineyard 2005
Explosive bright fruit up front (strawberries and raspberries). Long smooth finish. Feels soft yet vibrant in the mouth. Lots of fun to drink.
Enjoyed 2 half bottles at Picco Restaurant in Larkspur (out of full bottles). The first bottle was amazingly smooth, light, complex, not fruity, a superb pinot. Oddly, the second bottle had an initial musty odor, characteristic of an aged italian or french wine; I suspect it was stored in a cold cellar. It was also excellent, but needed to open a little and reach the correct temperature. This is as good as Pinot gets.
Awesome pinot. Full bodied with lots of deep fruit that is just bursting out of the glass. Definitively new world.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Kanzler Vineyard
The initial dusty berry and lead pencil shavings are far richer and fruitier on the palate, while still being very taut, backward, intense and concentrated, with potent wild berry and black cherry fruit that's deep and expansive. Needs time. Best fro... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard 750ml
Intense and vibrant, with a tight beam of spicy wild berry and blackberry fruit that's fresh and lively, picking up hints of anise, sage, herb and tea, before returning to the dried cherry fruit theme. Drink now through 2011. 92 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Miron Vineyard 750ml
This wine exibits bold black cherry and blackberry accented with hints of mushroom and cocoa. True to the appellation, the 2005 Sonoma Coast is brimming with dark, deep fruit. Hints of earth and black tea offer depth while juicy plum and blackberry
Bold, ripe, expansive and expressive, with layers of spice, black cherry, cola, anise and light toasty oak. Tightly focused, rich and complex, this maintains a beam of fruit and finishes with a long, complex aftertaste. Drink now through 2011. 1,821 ... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml