Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009



Aromatics: An exciting mixture of briary blackberry and black cherry fill the glass. Exotic spices intermingle with the lush berries. Intense is an understatement! On the Palate: Rich and well structured. A core ofblackberry and raspberry envelope the midpalate. Layers of succulent dark fruits are beautifully balanced with acidity, spice and minerality. The alluring finish lingers with perfect elegance.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Kosta Browne
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorFirm, tight and somewhat closed, but with a wealth of flavor built around ripe plum, black cherry and blueberry. Juicy and full-bodied, showing a nice tannic backbone on the finish. Drink now through 2019.

James Laube, August 31, 2011
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard is gorgeous. Black cherries, menthol, spices, violets wrap around the palate in this sensual, alluring wine. Here the aromas and flavors tend towards the dark, sepia-toned end of the spectrum. The Koplen is layered, complete and totally beautiful. There is an element of gravitas that is particularly appealing. The Koplen was partially vinified in wood uprights, with 18% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.

Antonio Galloni, February 2012