2007 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 05-20-2011 09:48 PM

14.5% alcohol. I purchased two of this wine and two bottles of the 2007 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. After opening one bottle of each, I preferred the Sonoma Coast blend. Initially this was somewhat grapey and primary in its dark fruited scents and palate. Additional aeration in the glass released some herbal or dried leaf components. I recorked and refrigerated it while I attended a Bordeaux dinner in Raleigh the next night. Came back to this on the third day and it had really come together. it divulged a rich, fruity texture, no longer tasting grapey. Tasted balanced and not hot from the alcohol. Medium to long finish. Mike Browne is guesting on Wine Berserkers forum and says that he loves the 2007's but thinks they could use a few more years of cellar time and he is probably correct about that. I will leave the remaining Russian River Valley blend for a couple more years. Next up a Martinus Pinot Noir from New Zealand.

- Kcwhippet - 05-21-2011 12:10 AM

Kosta browne is one of my faves. Michael Browne was the Asst Winemaker to Robert Rex at Deerfield Ranch, who we've known for many years. It's such a small world.