Kosta Browne Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2018
Kosta Browne is one of the most sought-after producers of new world Pinot Noir. The winery’s limited production wines are primarily sold through their mailing list, which has thousands of names on the waiting list. This Pinot Noir is sourced from super special Russian River Valley vineyards, where the wines have a full mouthfeel and texture. It has bright acidity, crunchy red fruits, and great energy.
WS93: 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. 8,000 cases made.
JD95: 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