Monday, November 16, 2009

2007 Kosta Browne – Russian River Valley – Pinot Noir – California

This wine is flat out fantastic!

Blackberry and black cherry on the nose. Dark fruits in general with an earthiness as well. Dark fruits again on the taste with more noticeable blackberry and a velvety smooth texture. Hints of spice and licorice as well. Long long finish. Very balanced.

Simply put this is one of the best California Pinot Noirs I have ever had. These wines might be hard to come by and at $50+ a bottle (if you’re on the list), its pushing the limits of my affordability but WOW, this wine is worth seeking out.


Bier und Wein Feinschmeker said...

I have not tried the Kosta Browne (but it is now on my list) however I really LOVE the wines that come out of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. Thanks for the heads up, NYC Wine Notes!

--Der Wein Feinschmeker

Tuta said...

Nice blog -- we're chasing some of the same things! If you like, you could look at my thoughts at Good luck! Geoff

Jaton Gunter said...

Hello east coast,
As you can tell, I am out of California, and I decided to check out your blog which thoroughly enjoyed. I have some good friends out there in the city that doesn't sleep and I am curious to know what wine bars need to be on my itinerary. I write a wine blog, but I'm not going to bore you with my ramblings, just email me at

SushiNorth said...

Didn't see a contact link for you, so I wanted to make you aware that has a Sandeman's Vintage Port tasting in NYC on Feb 19th; we'll be tasting 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970 and 1977. Given your past reviews and preference for the older stuff, I wanted to give you the heads up -- there are still a couple seats open. If you'd like more info, just reply (public or private) and I'll let you know what we're up to; there's also more info on our site.