Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wine Spectator notes 2011 News!

A Californian Pinot Noir named wine of the Year

A Californian pinot noir stemming from a small producer of Sonoma who does not possess the slightest vineyard was elected Wine of the year by the influential American magazine Wine Spectator.

Between 16.000 wines, the Kosta Brown 2009 (Pinot Noir) was able to attract attention during a blind tasting. Wines was considered according to the quality, the value for money, the availability and the factor X (pleasure) .

The story of Kosta Browne producer is surprising: the founders, Dan Kosta and Michael Browne, used to work as waiters and saved all their tips to realize their dream. After 8 months, they bought one half-ton of pinot noir grapes. They produced 66 high quality of wine for the next 10 years.

Grape variety: Pinot Noir from south and north-west of Sonoma
Aromas: cherry, ripe cranberry, with an evolution to black plum, sage, and Provencal herbs.
Price : 52$
Score : 95/100

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