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2017 Kosta Browne Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir

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March 12, 2023 - $66



95Wine Enthusiast

Roasted cherry and tart cranberry aromas are dusted with caramel and vanilla bean on the nose of this excellent bottling, which balances ripeness with precision. There's a fruit-punch kick to the tip of the sip, where dark strawberry, baking-spice, slate and earth flavors converge, wrapped in a texture that grows more firm toward the finish.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...forest floor, loamy earth, iron, baking spices, mulled blackberries, and darker currants. Textured and medium to full-bodied, it has a broad, expansive mouthfeel and a great finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...desiccated roses, rhubarb and pomegranate with citrus peel, earth and licorice spice. Light to medium-bodied, it's über silky and gives up oodles of perfumed red berry fruit with a soft frame and fantastic freshness, finishing long and spiced.

93James Suckling

...aromas of dried berries, forest wood and leaves with a meaty and gamy edge, smoked red berries, iodine and red floral perfume, too. Quite savory. The palate has a very smooth, rich and supple feel with such round and full shape, delivering ripe red berries and plums. Spicy, meaty elements to close. Assertive, savory tannins. .

92Wine Spectator

Crushed mineral and forest floor notes flank the suave, well-crafted red fruit and berry flavors. Silky tannins emerge on the plush and spicy finish, with creamy hints.


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.


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.