Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

medium ruby; red berries, rose petals, forrest floor, some oak influence; red fruits, silly tannins, 14% ABV; 6% whole cluster inclusion, fermented mostly in open top stainless steel and concrete, aged 44% in new French oak for 16 months and 16% in concrete for 10 months; the most elegant and balanced of KB’s appellation level bottlings; $68

medium ruby; red berries, rose petals, forrest floor, some oak influence; red fruits, silly tannins, 14% ABV; 6% whole cluster inclusion, fermented mostly in open top stainless steel and concrete, aged 44% in new French oak for 16 months and 16% in concrete for 10 months; the most elegant and balanced of KB’s appellation level bottlings; $68

9.2

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Lovely sappy fruit. Very charming. Fairly complex, young and exuberant. There is a certain charm and beauty to it. I don’t feel that the Kosta Browne entry level wines warrant the hype or the absurd price point, but this is obviously well-made and broadly appealing. A pleasure to taste.

Lovely sappy fruit. Very charming. Fairly complex, young and exuberant. There is a certain charm and beauty to it. I don’t feel that the Kosta Browne entry level wines warrant the hype or the absurd price point, but this is obviously well-made and broadly appealing. A pleasure to taste.

9.0

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Had this with a William Selyem. Side by side, KB was bold and dense with deep plum and blueberry overtones. Still very young, but tasty.

Had this with a William Selyem. Side by side, KB was bold and dense with deep plum and blueberry overtones. Still very young, but tasty.

9.2

Nancy Bernstein

Blackberries pepper earth cassis, fruity but earthy in a perfect balance ... quiet Sunday night almost a shame not to share this with someone special

Blackberries pepper earth cassis, fruity but earthy in a perfect balance ... quiet Sunday night almost a shame not to share this with someone special

9.2

Will Henderson

Great wine. Smooth tanins. With plum and berry finish.

Great wine. Smooth tanins. With plum and berry finish.

9.7

Brian Skrocki

Bomb

Bomb

9.2

Turbo D

Never gets old!

Never gets old!

9.1

Dario Scimeca

This is pretty special

This is pretty special

9.5

Patrick

Berries up front and some pepper at the finish. Good pregame bottle.

Berries up front and some pepper at the finish. Good pregame bottle.

9.1

Patrick

Stunner.

Stunner.

9.3

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