Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.3168 ratings
9.219 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.3

Pop n pour and fruit bomb on steroids and I feel like the Dr Pepper guy who says "the sweet one" - except my voice can't get that high - smiles galore tonight

Pop n pour and fruit bomb on steroids and I feel like the Dr Pepper guy who says "the sweet one" - except my voice can't get that high - smiles galore tonight

Aug 8th, 2017
Al Shikoh

Medium translucent ruby in color. Aromas of raspberry, root beer, cinnamon, caramel, and crème brûlée. Concentrated on the palate but with good acidity and flavors of raspberries and licorice leading to a long finish featuring fine grained tannins. Made with only 2% whole clusters then aged 15 months in 44% new French oak. Typical Russian River Valley fruit done up in Kosta Browne style. 14.3% ABV.

Medium translucent ruby in color. Aromas of raspberry, root beer, cinnamon, caramel, and crème brûlée. Concentrated on the palate but with good acidity and flavors of raspberries and licorice leading to a long finish featuring fine grained tannins. Made with only 2% whole clusters then aged 15 months in 44% new French oak. Typical Russian River Valley fruit done up in Kosta Browne style. 14.3% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2019
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.1

Good but too dense and chocolaty for a Pinot Noir

Good but too dense and chocolaty for a Pinot Noir

May 5th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

A potpourri of red fruit (cherries, pomegranate, raspberry) with floral notes.

A potpourri of red fruit (cherries, pomegranate, raspberry) with floral notes.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Founders Dan Kosta, Michael Browne and Chris Costello's dedication to quality and commitment has propelled the brand to industry leader, producing some of the most sought-after new world Pinot Noirs. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and floral spice. On the palate cherry and sweet raspberry with toasty notes and cinnamon spice. This wine spent time on French oak (44% new). Full-bodied, elegant textured tannins on a lingering finish. Has room to improve. Tasting Samples.

Founders Dan Kosta, Michael Browne and Chris Costello's dedication to quality and commitment has propelled the brand to industry leader, producing some of the most sought-after new world Pinot Noirs. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and floral spice. On the palate cherry and sweet raspberry with toasty notes and cinnamon spice. This wine spent time on French oak (44% new). Full-bodied, elegant textured tannins on a lingering finish. Has room to improve. Tasting Samples.

Dec 9th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

A bigger Pinot with dark red and black berries with a hint of vanilla cola. Perfect wine to start off Thanksgiving 🦁🦁🦁

A bigger Pinot with dark red and black berries with a hint of vanilla cola. Perfect wine to start off Thanksgiving 🦁🦁🦁

Nov 24th, 2016
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.2

Where Pinot is king.

Where Pinot is king.

Oct 18th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Quite a lovely Pinot - black cherry and spice

Quite a lovely Pinot - black cherry and spice

Aug 20th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.3

The 2014 Russian River Kosta Browne is my favorite RRV from them in years (I usually prefer the Sonoma Coast). Just a pleasant wine all around. Light and mellow, as Pinot should be. But spicy. Vibrant fruit.

The 2014 Russian River Kosta Browne is my favorite RRV from them in years (I usually prefer the Sonoma Coast). Just a pleasant wine all around. Light and mellow, as Pinot should be. But spicy. Vibrant fruit.

Aug 19th, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.1

Wonderful in its youth for about two glasses. With too much air, it began to fall apart. Also, maybe the finest tannins I've ever encountered. Fun stuff

Wonderful in its youth for about two glasses. With too much air, it began to fall apart. Also, maybe the finest tannins I've ever encountered. Fun stuff

Jul 20th, 2016