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Kosta Browne's expanded range of 2005 Pinot Noirs, with five classic ratings, is backing up their stunning success in 2004

via Wine Spectator — James Laube
April 16, 2007

What Dan Kosta and Michael Browne have accomplished in 2005 is every bit as staggering as their watershed 2004 vintage, only they've raised the ante by three wines, making this an even 10 outstanding Pinots.Picking and choosing favorites is daunting, as they are beautifully crafted, uniformly rich, intense and concentrated and impeccably balanced. And, for those who enjoy this style of Pinot, many memorable wine-drinking experiences lie ahead.

KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Koplen Vineyard 2005

97 points / $62

KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Kanzler Vineyard 2005

97 points / $62

KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir California 4-Barrel 2005

96 points / $62

KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Amber Ridge Vineyard 2005

95 points / $62

KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch 2005

95 points / $62

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