Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2018 - 750ml

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96pts Wilfred Wong

The 2018 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is an outstanding effort. It starts authoritatively and finishes with a lasting touch.  This wine offers a heady aroma of blueberries and blackberries and a fulfilling palate of ripe fruit, earth, and oak. Pair it with grilled lamb kababs. (Tasted: June 13, 2020, San Francisco, CA)

95pts Jeb Dunnuck

Starting off the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was mostly destemmed and brought up in 31% new French oak. Its ruby/purple hue is followed by a wonderful bouquet of black cherries, darker raspberry, spice, and hints of earth and forest floor. It's a darker, spicy Russian River Valley effort that's medium to full-bodied and has terrific balance, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It shows the purity and class that now defines this estate. It's well worth seeking out and is going to keep for at least a decade.

93pts Wine Spectator

Violet notes accent the juicy crushed red cherry and raspberry tart flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Exhibits spicy focus midpalate, leading to a finish that lingers with flint and hot stone hints. Drink now through 2024.

Winemaker Notes

The nose has notes of raspberry bramble, black cherry, and a subtle touch of vanilla. The palate is round, has spherical entry, and balanced with inspiring texture.