Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

Item No. 115858
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94
  • ST93
  • CG91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS94
  • ST93
  • V92
  • 2006
  • WS92
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

An exhilarating mix of berries and a whisper of dark chocolate fill the glass. Exotic spices and currants. Curvaceous and alluring, yet the flirtatious aromatics do not lead you astray. An explosion of berries, spice and tea. Layers of succulent dark fruits are in perfect balance with acidity, spice and minerality. The lengthy and voluptuous finish lingers with perfect elegance.

Critical Acclaim

"Pure, rich and direct, almost syrupy, with thick, persistent layers of dark berry fruit.—Kosta Browne non-blind vertical (March 2011). Drink now through 2020. 867 cases made. "
94 Points

"Saturated red. Deeply scented aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and violet, with a subtle smoky undertone. Deep, gently chewy dark berry preserve flavors are firmed by fine-grained tannins and pick up an exotic note of rose pastille with air. Open-knit, round and seductively sweet, with excellent finishing clarity and sappy persistence. This gained power in the glass while maintaining striking freshness and energy."
93 Points

"Sweetly oaked, scented with a touch of creme brulee and a slight touch softer in overall structure than the family model predicts, this rounded and comparatively open wine seems the most developed of the Kosta Browne bunch. It ends with a bit of last-minute firmness that allays any worry that it might fade away soon, and its appealing mix of well-extracted cherry-like fruit and gentle oak spice easily outdistances its scant finishing tannins."
91 Points

Learn About Kosta Browne

For almost 15 years, Kosta Browne has crafted intensely-flavored and balanced wines from the finest regions in California, including the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. Founders Dan Kosta, Michael Browne and Chris Costello's dedication to quality, stewardship and commitment to customer relationships has propelled the brand to industry leader, producing some of the most sought-after new world Pinot Noirs.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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