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2007 Kosta Browne 4-Barrel Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.55, 91 cases, $72. Four special barrels from 70 different lots of Pinot Noir. Made with no respect to vineyard or appellation but in this vintage three barrels came from the Russian River Valley (Amber Ridge, Keefer Ranch, Koplen) and one from the Sonoma Coast (Kanzler). · This wine rules and was the king of the tasting. Not the most aromatic, but the most satisfying on the palate showing a velvety texture that is pure decadence. Richly flavored darker fruits coat every nook and cranny in the mouth, seemingly expanding in intensity as the attack fades to the huge finish. I loved it with the beef tenderloin. I get the feeling that this wine will evolve beautifully, reaching its apogee in another 2 to 3 years. It is a shame there is so little of this wine so that few will have the experience. Reviewed January 22, 2010

Winery: Kosta Browne Winery
From article: Styling with Kosta Browne