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2016 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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ITEM 8315044 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8351846 2 $60 Jul 31, 2022
I8337409 3 $60 Jul 24, 2022
I8325240 6 $60 Jul 17, 2022
I8279854 1 $65 Jun 19, 2022
I8269554 2 $65 Jun 12, 2022
I8159433 2 $66 Apr 3, 2022
I8148502 2 $60 Mar 20, 2022
I8141668 3 $68 Mar 20, 2022
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RATINGS

91The Wine Advocate

...scented of cranberry sauce, woodsmoke, loamy earth and forest floor with a core of red and black cherries and berries plus notions of pencil shavings and licorice. Light to medium-bodied and broody in the mouth, it has a sturdy, pleasantly chalky frame with seamlessly woven freshness to lift the earth-laced finish.

91Wine Spectator

Plump and generous up front, with elegant plum, raspberry and wild berry notes, slowly building depth and dimension on the finish, where the flavors linger.

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, 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.

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.