Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

Price: $149.00
Item No. 128802
  • WS93
  • ST92
  • CG91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS94
  • ST93
  • V92
  • 2006
  • WS92
  • ST92

Critical Acclaim

"Zeros in on a tight core of vivid dark berry, with touches of wild berry, raspberry and blueberry shaded by creamy oak. Gains velocity and depth, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2022."
93 Points

"Opaque ruby. Highly expressive aromas of ripe red and dark berries, cola and rose oil. Vibrant and precise, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of allspice. Closes with strong cut, gentle tannins and a late note of candied flowers. Very sexy already but I'd let this one rest for a few more years. "
92 Points

"Sweet and outgoing in scent with toasty oak in support of its deep, and nicely concentrated black cherry fruit, this ample offering has lots of substance and size with a sense of solidity and the structure of an eminently ageworthy Pinot Noir. Its undisguised ripeness is tempered by its fine acid balance, and its lengthy finish is marked by a slight tannic grip. It is still a bit gruff at the edges, but its prospects for polish are quite good, and it will pay dividends to those willing to wait for another three to five years."
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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