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2016 Kosta Browne Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8027925 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
richardw… $88 $88
wisho $88 $0
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8028227 1 $71 Dec 12, 2021
I8027925 1 $88 Dec 12, 2021
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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

...offers more minerality and iron/meaty notes as well as classic black cherry fruits, mint, and smoked earth. It’s beautiful on the palate as well and has medium to full body, perfectly integrated acidity, and an elegant, lengthy personality.

91+ The Wine Advocate

...opens with a touch of alcoholic heat and balsamic, with a pretty perfume of dried rose petals, cranberries and tangerine peel underneath, plus a core of bright red cherries and berries. The palate is light to medium-bodied and silky. It's bright, spicy and energetic in the mouth with a soft frame and juicy freshness, finishing long and super perfumed.

PRODUCER

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.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.

TYPE

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.