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2012 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.7%
  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 437013-2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Firm, with a dense, expansive core of dark berry, mineral, dried herb, dried porcino mushroom and black tea flavors, ending with dry, gripping tannins and a pleasant push of fruit on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    I believe a new vineyard, the 2012 Pinot Noir Giusti Vineyard, shares some similarities to the the Koplen Vineyard, with its intense, focused style. Showing plenty of plum, licorice, toasted spices (cinnamon) and hints of vanilla bean, this beauty flows onto the palate with no hard edges, beautiful mid-palate density and a focused, lengthy feel on the finish. Nothing is out of place here, and it's a rock-star bottle of wine that can be consumed anytime over the coming 4-6 years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    The 2012 Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch, from an early-ripening site in the Russian River Valley, is rich and exuberant to the core. Clovers, violets, menthol, smoke and cloves wrap around a core of dark, inky fruit. I imagine the 2012 will drink well for a number of years, but I would prefer to enjoy it on the young side, while the fruit retains its juiciness. This site in Forestville was founded by Italian immigrants in the 1870s.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Rich nose of red berries, cedar & tobacco followed by a full body with great balance of fruit and tannin. Ready now but , worth aging a few more years.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: Charles M71

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 135 bottles owned
  • 56 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 56 collectors)