Kosta Browne

Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.3132 ratings
9.336 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

Great time to drink. Not overdone like some of the KB wines can be at times. This was refined and pretty.

Great time to drink. Not overdone like some of the KB wines can be at times. This was refined and pretty.

Jul 13th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Medium reddish purple in color. Raspberries, black cherry, rose petals, and judicious oak, 32% new French oak for 16 months, are evident on the nose. On the palate, it’s mid-weight with good acidity, fine grained tannins, and 14.4% ABV. The Rosella’s vineyard, named after Gary Franscioni's wife, is a bit more restrained than the other two SLH vineyard bottlings, Gary’s and Pisoni’s vineyards.

Medium reddish purple in color. Raspberries, black cherry, rose petals, and judicious oak, 32% new French oak for 16 months, are evident on the nose. On the palate, it’s mid-weight with good acidity, fine grained tannins, and 14.4% ABV. The Rosella’s vineyard, named after Gary Franscioni's wife, is a bit more restrained than the other two SLH vineyard bottlings, Gary’s and Pisoni’s vineyards.

Feb 14th, 2019
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.3

A little warm but definitely carries the weight well. Very velvety and chock full of red fruits, barrel spice, the usual KB.

A little warm but definitely carries the weight well. Very velvety and chock full of red fruits, barrel spice, the usual KB.

Sep 8th, 2018
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.3

Beautiful single vineyard (Rosella's) from Kosta Browne. Wonderful expression of California Pinot Noir. Bright and clean raspberry with a rocky, slightly peppery finish. 2 hour decant.

Beautiful single vineyard (Rosella's) from Kosta Browne. Wonderful expression of California Pinot Noir. Bright and clean raspberry with a rocky, slightly peppery finish. 2 hour decant.

2 people found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Showing off what a KB can do with some time in bottle. Beautifully integrated, still burly, but more seamless and not as eager.

Showing off what a KB can do with some time in bottle. Beautifully integrated, still burly, but more seamless and not as eager.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2016
Scot Wagner

Owner Stash Wines

9.7

Singing like a bird. Lots of mileage left.

Singing like a bird. Lots of mileage left.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.7

Dan brought it 3L. Private Cellar Tasting - Four Seasons Maui

Dan brought it 3L. Private Cellar Tasting - Four Seasons Maui

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2013
Derek Baker

Cab drinkers Pinot

Cab drinkers Pinot

May 20th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

For almost 15 years, Kosta Browne has crafted intensely-flavored and balanced wines from the finest regions in California. Ruby with aromas of red fruits with floral herb scents. On the palate fresh strawberry and cherry flavors with sweet licorice and cacao notes. Well balanced with integrated soft tannins, slight tones of cedar on a lingering finish.

For almost 15 years, Kosta Browne has crafted intensely-flavored and balanced wines from the finest regions in California. Ruby with aromas of red fruits with floral herb scents. On the palate fresh strawberry and cherry flavors with sweet licorice and cacao notes. Well balanced with integrated soft tannins, slight tones of cedar on a lingering finish.

Dec 8th, 2016
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.5

This wine is amazing.

This wine is amazing.

Jun 23rd, 2015