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2015 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

ITEM 8012834 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
ElFe $60 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8056520 1 $76 Jan 2, 2022
I8020497 1 $65 Dec 5, 2021
I8013424 1 $65 Dec 5, 2021
I8012834 1 $60 Nov 28, 2021
I7965119 1 $63 Oct 3, 2021
I7904472 2 $63 Jul 25, 2021
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94James Suckling

Lots of the blue fruits and dried flowers on the nose. Oyster shell too. Medium to full body, linear and vibrant. Energetic. Clean and intense finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...terrific appellation-level Pinot. This is the 1st year in which it is more truly coastal... Succulent black cherry, plum, hard candy & expressive floral notes supported by beams of firm tannin & lively acidity that add verve & freshness.


Kosta Browne

Kosta Browne Winery, in Sebastopol, was founded in 1997 when Dan Kosta and Michael Browne pooled their money to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir grapes and a used grape crusher. The men had been colleagues at a Santa Rosa restaurant, but dreamt of making their own wine. In 2001 they teamed up with Chris Costello, who provided the winemaking pair with a business plan and operational support. Today the three partners still run Kosta Browne, which does not have its own vineyards but sources grapes from the Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands. Kosta Browne makes only Pinot Noir, and has in little more than a decade developed a strong following for its wines, which are generally single vineyard bottlings. Most Kosta Browne wines are sold through their mailing list.


United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.