The wait time for getting an allocation of Kosta Browne 4 Barrel Pinot Noir is 12 years. 12 years for 3 bottles of wine. Crazy– but I understand. Few wines made in America are more sought after than Kosta Browne; a winery that has a knack for making sexy, hedonistic Pinot that is almost impossible not to love at first sip. It’s also really hard to get– forget the 4 Barrel Pinot, I am talking about just their basic appellation wines.
I have 6 bottles of the Cerise Vineyard– their boldest, most fruit-forward, juicy berry filled beauty that is a joy to drink. It’s not as ageworthy as some of their other bottlings, but nothing from KB shows better in its youth– it’s flashy, yet really well structured and harmonized. A well-rounded Pinot.
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96 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Both powerful and delicious, this full-bodied wine offers great depth of flavors, breadth in the mouthfilling texture and excellent length on the finish. It’s packed with ripe, tempting black cherry, nervy rhubarb, mint and spicy clove on the palate, while a velvety blanket of fine-grained tannins adds grip. Best through 2027.
94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
From Anderson Valley, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard has a touch of old-world charm in its savory, complex bouquet of dried earth, forest floor, leafy herbs, and dried red fruits. Complex, weightless, and elegant on the palate, it’s a great example of the style of the 2016 vintage and will continue drinking nicely for at least 7-8 years.
94 Points, James Suckling
This is a beautiful and subtle pinot with floral and ripe strawberry aromas that follow through to a medium to full body. Fine tannins and a refined finish. Very polished and inviting. A new wine from here. Drink or hold.