Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley' 2021
(Russian River Valley, California) - [WA 94] [JD 94]
Regular price $140.00 Sale price $109.97 Save $30.03
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 Bootlegger’s Hill, Giusti Ranch, Keefer Ranch, Winner’s Circle, Zio Tony Ranch, Moonshine Ranch, Jenkins, Sundawg Ridge
CLONES 23, 37, Calera, Swan, Pommard, 115, 667, 777, 459, 828
SOIL Mainly Goldridge loam
FERMENTATION 77% stainless steel, 13% wood, 10% concrete, 2% whole cluster
ÉLEVAGE 34% new French oak for 15 months, 14% wood cask for 15 months
TA 5.6 g/L
NOSE Enchanting aromatics delight with pronounced blackberry and layers of ripe red cherry and raspberry.
MOUTH The palate is silky smooth with delicate tension and a remarkable finish.
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was matured for 15 months in 34% new oak. It has a medium ruby color and generous aromatic layers of lavender, licorice, eucalyptus and forest floor with a core of dark fruit. The medium-bodied palate is powerful, its concentrated fruit complemented by well-integrated oak spice. It has abundant, grainy tannins, bursts of mouthwatering acidity and a very long, layered finish. Offer it another 2-3 years in bottle to unwind." - Erin Brooks (June 2023)
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Taking on more richness both visually and aromatically, the 2021 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is generous with violets, black cherry, and cola spices. Medium to full-bodied, it has ripe, sweet tannins, with notes of black tea, expansive black raspberry fruit, and toasted cedar. It offers good richness and has a classic feel with a long finish. Drink 2024-2034." - Audrey Frick (7/23)