Great depth fruity and rich color — 4 hours ago
The 4th release of Founder’s Reserve. A slightly different cuvée than the previous three versions of Founders Reserve. The wine pours a deep ruby with a translucent core, no signs of sediment; medium viscosity. Medium+ intensity with a mixed fruit set on the nose: blue, black and red fruits with spices and purple flowers. On the pallet, the fruit is generous. Confirm the mixed fruits, some black pepper and baking spices. The finish is long and with medium, dusty tannins and medium+ acid. The wine is dry and the finishes long. Better after significant air. — 8 months ago
Located in Maillet, on good terroirs of Pomerol appellation, purchased around 1920 by Hermine and Joseph Dupuy. Since 1978 the two grandsons of the estate's founders, Jean-Daniel and Michel Rolland, run the estate. Ruby with garnet edges. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Dark berry aromas and spice. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with toasty herb spice, fine tannins, full body on long finish ending with developing fruit, oak and spice. Great now. — 3 years ago
The nose reveals, floral, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blue fruits, baked strawberries & dark berry creme de cassis, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, salted caramel, dark chocolate, anise, steeped fruit tea, limestone minerals, crushed dry rocks, dark asian spices, dark mocha powder, touch of black pepper, herbaceous notes, dark rich soils, notes of smoky grilled meats, dry brush with red & dark dry florals.
The body is full with a noticeable tannin structure. The structure, tension, length and balance are coming together, but better in another 2-3 years. It has an enticing, sexy mouthfeel. Floral infused, slightly candied, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed black plum, blue fruits, kirsch cherries, baked strawberries & dark berry creme de cassis, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, salted caramel, dark chocolate, anise, steeped black fruit tea, limestone minerals, crushed dry rocks, dark asian spices, dark mocha powder, touch of black pepper, herbaceous notes, dark rich soils, notes of smoky grilled meats, dry brush with bright violets and red & dark dry florals. The acidity is round and waterfallish. The finish is; gorgeous, rich, ripe, elegant, well balanced fruit and earth with a slight edge to the fruit and persists on the palate minutes.
Photos of; Kosta Browne winery and tasting room in Sebastopol, tasting lounge area, the original founders of Kosta Browne; Dan Kosta, Chris Costello & Michael Browne and high point shot of their winemaking facilities. — 3 years ago
Nice, fruity Pinot. Has enough structure to stand up to food, but also great for dinner making — 2 months ago
Hy-Vee wine $7.99. Great wine. Rich and smooth. — 9 months ago
It was wonderful to visit the @kostabrownewinery facilities in #sebastapol today.
🍷 We sipped on the 2017 One Sixteen Chardonnay, the 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and the 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. We had a tour of the facilities, taking in the stainless steel, concrete, and oak vessels where wines are fermented.
Loved learning about the founders Dan Kosta and Michael Browne, also Chris Costello, the three of whom carried Kosta Browne to critical acclaim, earning Wine Spectator’s “wine of the year” award for the 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
The founders have since sold KB to @duckhornwine and the passion to produce exceptional wines continues with this label.
We also tasted a Champagne emblematic of what’s to come from KB under Julien Howsepian @jhowsepian
the current head winemaker. 🥂
We’re excited to taste this sparkling wine once available 🙌🙌
— a year ago
Good wine sweat to taste — 7 months ago
Reddish amber color a surprise as Turkish coffee mocha latte just jumps from the bottle. Dark chocolate sea salt with caramel, and roasted nut evocations; all in a darker tonality. Bubble-gator lacings smooth in a viscous river. Bitter arabica and cacao nut greet the palate with honey comb and bee pollen. Brazil nut, cappuccino cigar, Java, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg sarsaparilla and cola. Lip smacking as your palate politely asks for a replay. Quality conjuring with smooth talking flavors. Rich, decadent and enticing without compromising its power. Joe cool.
#founders #foundersmarvelroast #imperial #imperialgolden #iga #oakaged #barrelbeer #coffee #coffeebeer #coffeeale #imperialcoffeeale #foundersbrewing #MIbeer #grandrapids #grandrapidsmi — 9 months ago
medium golden yellow; muted, lemon zest, wet stone; saline, stone fruit; medium bodied, good acid backbone, 14.1% ABV; sourced from vineyard on bluff 5 miles from Pacific Ocean, whole cluster pressed and fermented in seasoned French oak, made by owner/winemaker Kurt Beitler, grandson of Charlie Wagner and nephew of Chuck Wagner co-founders of Caymus Vineyards; $45 — 3 years ago