Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 2012
(Russian River Valley, California) - [WA 93] [VM 92] [WS 92]
Regular price $140.00 Sale price $119.98 Save $20.02
Our Appellation Series wines exemplify our commitment to exploration and passion for crafting soulful and thought-provoking wines that celebrate some of the world’s great terroirs.
Most vineyards in the Russian River Valley share a common influence – the cooling effect that follows the river inland from the Pacific coast. The resulting fog helps keep the vines cool at night, offering a respite from the daytime heat. These diurnal temperature swings slow-ripen and promote nuanced flavors in the grapes.
Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to work with several terrific sites within this AVA that span a diverse and varied view which many would call the heartland of California Pinot Noir. This year, we’ve included eight exceptional vineyards, including one from our Estate series and three of our Single Vineyard designates. Captivating aromatics with pronounced blackberry, ripe red cherry, and raspberry evolve from the glass, creating a truly mesmerizing, multi-layered wine with a remarkable finish.
VINEYARD Castaldi, Chenoweth, El Diablo, Giusti, Graham, Jenkins, Keefer, Koplen, Lancel Creek, Moonshine, Stephens, Thorn Ridge and Ulises Valdez
ÉLEVAGE 46% new French oak for 16 months
TA 5.9 g/L
Nose: This beautifully complex wine shows layered aromas of rich, warm fennel and sage spices mingled with the red and dark fresh fruit components of red raspberry, crushed ripe black cherries and hint of rose petal.
Mouth: : This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pure, balanced, lush and focused. Rich chocolate covered cherries come to the front, while fresh ripe raspberries, pomegranate and cola develop throughout the palate, all resting generously on the top of the tongue. The lingering fi nish wraps around your palate with focus and freshness.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The straight 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a gorgeous Pinot. Subtle and nuanced, yet no lightweight, it offers layers of mulled red and black fruits, cinnamon, loamy earth and dried flowers on the nose. Every bit as good on the palalte, with a medium to full-boied, supple and layered profile, it has excellent mid-palate depth, a fabulous texture and a clean finish. It’s already hard to resist, but it will evolve nicely.” – Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2014)
92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Sweet floral and red berry notes take shape in the 2012 Pinot noir (Russian River). This soft, perfumed Pinot is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years, while the fruit retains its joyful exuberance. This is another gorgeous appellation-level Pinot from Kosta Browne.” – Antonio Galloni (Jan 2015)
92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A strikingly graceful, complex and layered effort that puts the raspberry, wild berry, anise and floral scents front and center, and keeps them at the forefront through the long, lingering finish. 7,123 cases made." – JL (Oct 2014)