I drink a fair bit of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir from California, but normally do not report on it, as it is mailing list only, and not many would have a chance to try it. But this wine was really quite special.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Kosta Browne Rosella's Vineyard
The 2013 Kosta Browne Rosella's Vineyard from the Santa Lucia Highlands is very layered, with red and black cherry, and raspberry flavours building on top of each other. The oak is smartly integrated. The mid palate shows the sweet core (a must for American wine). Acidity and dry tannins pick up the wine again, leading to a silky finish. This is a full-bodied Pinot Noir, and why not, if it is done well.