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The May 2019 Internet-Only Auction Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/16/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #499. Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard 2014

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 95 WA.
"One of the top examples I was able to taste from this terrific vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2014 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is a big, rich, concentrated effort that gives up full-bodied notes of savory herbs, scrub brush, black currants and the classic savory, earthy and mineral characteristics that this site is known for. Fermented with 25% whole clusters, it has lots of texture, lots of tannin, and lots of length. It's a smokin' wine . . . . This was another rock star lineup from Kosta Browne and it’s certainly one of the most impressive lineups I tasted all year. And while I generally consider 2013 to be a better vintage than 2014, these 2014s are a step up over last year’s releases, which were no slouches either. The estate continues to use moderate amounts of whole clusters for their reds, and aging occurs in varying amounts of French oak (and recently, some concrete). While these are big, rich wines, they’re in no way over the top and the vast majority have classic, structured and age-worthy profiles. Other producers at this level are few and far between." Wine Advocate Interim, Sep 2016
Provenance: The Perroquet Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $100

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