Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

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Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
$124.99

SKU 04006

750ml Bottle

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Kosta Browne began as a dream shared by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. In the summer of 1997, while working at John Ash & Co. restaurant in Santa Rosa, California, Dan and Michael decided to venture into winemaking. They saved tip money and eventually had enough to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir, a used barrel and an old hand-crank stemmer-crusher, a purchase that marks the beginning of Kosta Browne. Since that vintage, they have nurtured relationships with the best growers and honed their winemaking skills, making sure to focus on the vision and values with which they began.

In 2001, Dan and Michael partnered with Chris Costello and his family, who collectively provided the business experience and relationships that gave Kosta Browne the necessary resources to grow. Chris was able to craft a business plan that conveyed the appeal of the Kosta Browne story and sensibly described its future, helping to convince many wary family members and friends that investing in the vision would be worth it. Today, Dan, Michael and Chris work very closely to maintain the quality and consistency of the entire Kosta Browne experience.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Kosta Browne
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Jeb DunnuckStarting off the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was mostly destemmed and brought up in 31% new French oak. Its ruby/purple hue is followed by a wonderful bouquet of black cherries, darker raspberry, spice, and hints of earth and forest floor. It's a darker, spicy Russian River Valley effort that's medium to full-bodied and has terrific balance, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It shows the purity and class that now defines this estate. It's well worth seeking out and is going to keep for at least a decade.

May 21, 2020
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Wine SpectatorViolet notes accent the juicy crushed red cherry and raspberry tart flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Exhibits spicy focus midpalate, leading to a finish that lingers with flint and hot stone hints. Drink now through 2024. 8,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, June 10, 2020