The story of Kosta Browne echoes the iconic American dream—an evolution from a “tip-enve- lope” project to the production behind some of the industry’s most coveted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Kosta Browne was started by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne, two friends working at a local Santa Rosa restaurant who saved enough tip money to make their first barrel of Pinot Noir in 1997. Full of passion but short on capital, Michael developed relationships with key growers in Northern California, while Dan, along with the help of a third partner, Chris Costello, worked to market and sell the wines. The quality and popularity of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir increased rapidly, and in 2011, our 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was named Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. Today, the unparalleled success of Kosta Browne is a testament to our commitment to expressing California’s greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay regions.
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From the most celebrated California Pinot Producer, Kosta Brown; a rare offering in our market, the 2017 Estate Treehouse Pinot Noir. We only have 8 cases available so act fast.
2017 Kosta Browne
Estate Treehouse Pinot Noir
8 cases only
#060553 $222.99 wls 6X750ML spec
Eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, at an elevation just above the coastal fog, our 14- acre Treehouse Vineyard is set in the heartland of the Russian River Valley. Previously, this land was used for grazing cattle, which means there was no need for a source of water. To this day, water must be carted up to the vineyard to water the vines which were first planted in 2006. Bounded by cypress trees and majestic redwoods, this site is a natural masterpiece, shaped by sun-kissed days and unique iron-rich soils that create a Pinot Noir with profound depth and complexity.
Treehouse Vineyard produced a sensational Pinot Noir in 2017, with alluring aromas of black plum, ripe, wild raspberry and baking spices. Seductive flavors of fresh blueberry and black cherry bloom upon the palate, revealing delicate notes of French oak and spice which frame a complex, lingering finish.
97 points James Suckling
This sits on the top of a knoll with warm daytime temperatures and cool nights and mornings. The soils are rich in ironstone. This is a powerful wine that has very direct, driving tannins that deliver rich, ripe red-cherry and dark-fruit flavors. Athletic. The richness and juicy allure here is stunning, as is the deep, fleshy cherry flavor on the finish. Glossy tannin texture. (9/2019)
96 points Jeb Dunnuck
From a great site in the Russian River Valley and just about all destemmed and aged 16 months in 55% new French oak, the 2017 Pinot Noir Treehouse Vineyard reveals a slightly deeper ruby/purple hue as well as more black cherry and slightly darker fruits that give way to more spice, violet, bouquet garni, and white flower notes with time in the glass. (5/2020)
95 points Wine Spectator
Powerful, lusciously spiced and contoured, with well-honed underbrush and cedary spice accents to the dried red fruit and berry flavors. The rich finish features toasty notes. (KM) (10/2020)