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.
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.