2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/30/2007)

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Pinot Noir, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast, USA

Oh boy, I will take a lot of flak for this note…didn’t like this wine at all. Granted, I opened this on the day of delivery, but this wine was so unbalanced that I can’t explain that with travel shock. Nose was actually good, but on the palate, this was a mess. The alcohol really stood out and there was noticeable heat. For a vintage that’s been hyped to be all about balance, I can’t believe that this monster was created. A wall of tannin and a finish that is so dominated by alcohol that I have a hard time seeing this integrate. I may be alone, but this is KB’s worst wine I’ve had. Reminds me of the 03 appellations but not as good. At $45, I consider this a strong pass and fans of the bigger style of Pinot will likely rejoice over this.

I opened a bottle of Merry Edwards because I found the KB close to undrinkable.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

One thought on “2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/30/2007)”

  1. dc13 says:

    Steffen:I was very interested in reading about your impression of this KB wine. I have never had the opportunity to taste any of their wines but this is the first time I have read anything critical.


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