Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 2011 (Russian River Valley, California) - [VM 90]

Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 2011
(Russian River Valley, California) - [VM 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Our Appellation Series wines exemplify our commitment to exploration and passion for crafting soulful and thought-provoking wines that celebrate some of the world’s great terroirs.

Most vineyards in the Russian River Valley share a common influence – the cooling effect that follows the river inland from the Pacific coast. The resulting fog helps keep the vines cool at night, offering a respite from the daytime heat. These diurnal temperature swings slow-ripen and promote nuanced flavors in the grapes.

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to work with several terrific sites within this AVA that span a diverse and varied view which many would call the heartland of California Pinot Noir. This year, we’ve included eight exceptional vineyards, including one from our Estate series and three of our Single Vineyard designates. Captivating aromatics with pronounced blackberry, ripe red cherry, and raspberry evolve from the glass, creating a truly mesmerizing, multi-layered wine with a remarkable finish.


VINEYARD Castaldi, Chenoweth, El Diablo, Giusti, Graham, Jenkins, Keefer, Koplen, Lancel Creek, Moonshine, Stephens, Thorn Ridge and Ulises Valdez


ÉLEVAGE 46% new French oak for 16 months
pH 3.58
TA 5.9 g/L


Nose: This beautifully complex wine shows layered aromas of rich, warm fennel and sage spices mingled with the red and dark fresh fruit components of red raspberry, crushed ripe black cherries and hint of rose petal.

Mouth: : This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pure, balanced, lush and focused. Rich chocolate covered cherries come to the front, while fresh ripe raspberries, pomegranate and cola develop throughout the palate, all resting generously on the top of the tongue. The lingering fi nish wraps around your palate with focus and freshness.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2011 Pinot Noir (Russian River) is a classic, juicy Russian River Pinot with gorgeous depth, striking aromatics and lovely overall balance. Sweet red berries, plums and spices jump from the glass in a racy, beautifully perfumed Pinot that captures the essence of the Kosta Browne house style. Vineyard sites include Castaldi, El Diablo, Giusti, Graham, Kanzler and others.” – Antonio Galloni (2/14)