Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009

9.3112 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose; sweet liqueur style dark, dry cherries. The fruits are dry; blackberries, dark cherries, dry cranberries, black raspberries and raspberries. Violets, red roses, vanilla, crushed rocks and dry top soil. The palate is lush, rich & elegant. M body with well resolved round tannins. The fruits on the palate have a dry character just like the nose, but the body is ruby & lush; blackberries, dark cherries, dry cranberries, black raspberries and raspberries. Black fruit tea, raspberry cola, caramel, powdery limestone, volcanic minerals, vanilla, violets, red roses with a touch of pink roses, nice round acidity and a lush, ruby finish that has gorgeous sex appeal. Photos of; Kosta Browne winery, Kosta Browne Winery founders Dan Kosta, Chris Costello and Michael Browne, their beautiful Pinot grapes ready for harvest and one of their amazing Sonoma vineyards. Producer notes and history...if I remember my historical reading, Dan, Chris & Micheal were waiters in a former life. They saved tips, bought a ton or two of Pinot grapes and made their first vintage of Kosta Browne. It took with critics and they started their winery ascent. After several years of success, they sold Kosta Browne to Vincraft in 2009 for nearly 40 million dollars. One of the more amazing winery success stories in Napa/Sonoma. Try building that kind of success today from saving your tips for a few years.

On the nose; sweet liqueur style dark, dry cherries. The fruits are dry; blackberries, dark cherries, dry cranberries, black raspberries and raspberries. Violets, red roses, vanilla, crushed rocks and dry top soil. The palate is lush, rich & elegant. M body with well resolved round tannins. The fruits on the palate have a dry character just like the nose, but the body is ruby & lush; blackberries, dark cherries, dry cranberries, black raspberries and raspberries. Black fruit tea, raspberry cola, caramel, powdery limestone, volcanic minerals, vanilla, violets, red roses with a touch of pink roses, nice round acidity and a lush, ruby finish that has gorgeous sex appeal. Photos of; Kosta Browne winery, Kosta Browne Winery founders Dan Kosta, Chris Costello and Michael Browne, their beautiful Pinot grapes ready for harvest and one of their amazing Sonoma vineyards. Producer notes and history...if I remember my historical reading, Dan, Chris & Micheal were waiters in a former life. They saved tips, bought a ton or two of Pinot grapes and made their first vintage of Kosta Browne. It took with critics and they started their winery ascent. After several years of success, they sold Kosta Browne to Vincraft in 2009 for nearly 40 million dollars. One of the more amazing winery success stories in Napa/Sonoma. Try building that kind of success today from saving your tips for a few years.

9.2

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Great way to kick off the weekend.

Great way to kick off the weekend.

9.3

Wanda Cole Delectable Pro

Pretty red fruit, elegant yet round bright finish...yum

Pretty red fruit, elegant yet round bright finish...yum

9.1

Tom Thornton Delectable Pro

Birthday wine.

Birthday wine.

9.3

John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company Delectable Pro

Running a little away with adolescents - still room to blossom but a slightly disjointed moment.

Running a little away with adolescents - still room to blossom but a slightly disjointed moment.

8.6

Doug Craft

Absolutely beautiful. The 2009 vintage is wonderful today!

Absolutely beautiful. The 2009 vintage is wonderful today!

9.2

Hugh O'Riordan

A luscious deep Pinot with long finish.

A luscious deep Pinot with long finish.

9.5

Robert Ulrich

KB and lobster - not a bad night.

KB and lobster - not a bad night.

9.2

Jamie Arevalo

Blackberry and plum fruits dominate with hints of cranberry and sour cherry. Toast and truffle flavors with a slightly ripe and hot finish.

Blackberry and plum fruits dominate with hints of cranberry and sour cherry. Toast and truffle flavors with a slightly ripe and hot finish.

9.1

Charles Garrison

Pretty RRV Pinot...nicely balanced

Pretty RRV Pinot...nicely balanced

9.2

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm