Kosta Browne

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.349 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, 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
Eric Urbani

My #6 in this 2007-2018 vertical.

My #6 in this 2007-2018 vertical.

Jan 24th, 2021
Al Shikoh

medium ruby; red berries, rose petals, forrest floor, some oak influence; red fruits, silly tannins, 14% ABV; 6% whole cluster inclusion, fermented mostly in open top stainless steel and concrete, aged 44% in new French oak for 16 months and 16% in concrete for 10 months; the most elegant and balanced of KB’s appellation level bottlings; $68

medium ruby; red berries, rose petals, forrest floor, some oak influence; red fruits, silly tannins, 14% ABV; 6% whole cluster inclusion, fermented mostly in open top stainless steel and concrete, aged 44% in new French oak for 16 months and 16% in concrete for 10 months; the most elegant and balanced of KB’s appellation level bottlings; $68

Feb 13th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Plush, juicy blue and purple berries, rhubarb, well integrated oak, totally seamless, no hard edges. Not my preferred style but definitely well made

Plush, juicy blue and purple berries, rhubarb, well integrated oak, totally seamless, no hard edges. Not my preferred style but definitely well made

Nov 29th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Lovely sappy fruit. Very charming. Fairly complex, young and exuberant. There is a certain charm and beauty to it. I don’t feel that the Kosta Browne entry level wines warrant the hype or the absurd price point, but this is obviously well-made and broadly appealing. A pleasure to taste.

Lovely sappy fruit. Very charming. Fairly complex, young and exuberant. There is a certain charm and beauty to it. I don’t feel that the Kosta Browne entry level wines warrant the hype or the absurd price point, but this is obviously well-made and broadly appealing. A pleasure to taste.

Aug 31st, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Had this with a William Selyem. Side by side, KB was bold and dense with deep plum and blueberry overtones. Still very young, but tasty.

Had this with a William Selyem. Side by side, KB was bold and dense with deep plum and blueberry overtones. Still very young, but tasty.

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2018
Vanessa

This Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is deliciously concentrated with its cherry, strawberry, raspberry notes also cola, violet, crushed stone and earth.

Gong hei fat choy! Happy Lunar New Year!
#yearofthetiger 🐅

This Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is deliciously concentrated with its cherry, strawberry, raspberry notes also cola, violet, crushed stone and earth.

Gong hei fat choy! Happy Lunar New Year!
#yearofthetiger 🐅

Feb 2nd, 2022
Charles Garrison

Bright wild cheery and raspberry aromatics lead to similar expression on palate…lite tannins throughout…interestingly different from the 2013…feel comfort holding

Bright wild cheery and raspberry aromatics lead to similar expression on palate…lite tannins throughout…interestingly different from the 2013…feel comfort holding

Dec 20th, 2021
Joe Lyons

Great fruit, very light for a KB Pinot feels like time to drink the rest of the case good but not great!

Great fruit, very light for a KB Pinot feels like time to drink the rest of the case good but not great!

Aug 30th, 2021
Vanessa

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 🙌🙌

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 🙌🙌

Apr 22nd, 2021
Nancy Bernstein

Blackberries pepper earth cassis, fruity but earthy in a perfect balance ... quiet Sunday night almost a shame not to share this with someone special

Blackberries pepper earth cassis, fruity but earthy in a perfect balance ... quiet Sunday night almost a shame not to share this with someone special

Feb 24th, 2020