Wine of the Year

James Laube
Issue: December 31, 2011

With no formal winemaking training, Dan Kosta, then 25, and Michael Browne, 29, stumbled along a path of trial and error, learning as they went. In 2009, the greatest vintage yet for California Pinot Noir, this dynamic duo made 11 outstanding Pinots and their first Chardonnay, including the extraordinary Pinot from the Sonoma Coast that is Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year for 2011.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 6, 2011.

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