JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 90A fruity and juicy red with dried strawberry and lemon rind character that follows through to a medium body, with fine tannins. Fresh finish. Drink now.Author: James Suckling
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Fresh, bright, ripe black cherry, raspberry and light floral scents lead off in this supple, fleshy, full-bodied red, which is complex and layered on the palate, maintaining its core fruitiness and gaining subtle touches of dark berry and spice. 4,320 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88The 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a gorgeous wine bursting with expressive aromatics and juicy, exuberant fruit. This is a beautiful entry-level wine that makes a great introduction to the wines of Kosta Browne. Sweet floral and spice notes add complexity on the juicy, racy finish. This is a terrific showing. The Russian River bottling was vinified with 8-9% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Vivid ruby. Vibrant nose suggests candied cherry, rose petal and smoky minerals. A pliant, sweet fruit bomb in the mouth, with fresh flavors of red fruit preserves and flowers. A refreshingly bitter herbal note adds complexity to the persistent, penetrating finish. This is already delicious.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
Self | Rating: 92Author: Bud2123
Self | Rating: 92Author: Jam02110
Self | Rating: 93Author: cpcolliton
Self | Rating: 94Author: Southbound Union
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2011-2017Author: Lawrence
Self | Rating: 93Drink Dates: 2011-2017Author: CBS Wine
Anonymous | Rating: 91Drink Dates: 2011-2018Author: CCrea
Self | Rating: 93Drink Dates: 2013-2018Author: cglass80
Self | Rating:Aromatics: Layers of rich, warm spices co-mingle with the red and dark fresh fruit components of red raspberry, crushed ripe cherries and a hint of fresh blackberry. On the palate: This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pure, balanced, lush and focused. Bright, yet rich cherries are on the forefront with fresh ripe raspberries, pomegranate and a hint of strawberry developing throughout the palate, which rest generously on the top of the tongue. The lingering finish wraps around your tongue and palate with focus and freshness.Author: SamT
Self | Rating: 91Fresh, bright, ripe black cherry, raspberry and light floral scents lead off in this supple, fleshy, full-bodied red, which is complex and layered on the palate, maintaining its core fruitiness and gaining subtle touches of dark berry and spice. Drink now through 2018.Drink Dates: 2011-2018Author: Pato
Self | Rating: 91Still very young even with 1 hour decantingAuthor: warnblinker
Self | Rating: 90Still young.Drink Dates: 2012Author: Matt Meyer
Self | Rating:WS rating 91.Author: Keith
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 1207 bottles owned
- 296 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 296 collectors)