Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017
SKU: 63136

Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

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750ml
$125.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Kosta Browne
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
Bright citrus rind with fresh cranberry, strawberry and a touch of baking spice. Broad, with a supportive acid structure which highlights the notes of raspberry, pomegranate and well-balanced oak.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley comes from a multitude of sites and spent 17 months in 45% new French oak. It's slightly more reticent than the Sonoma Coast and offers more raspberry, ripe cherries, cola, mulled spiced, and earth. Rounded, beautifully textured, and medium to full-bodied, it has a supple, seamless style that's already a joy to drink. Nevertheless, I suspect it will keep for upwards of a decade.

June 14, 2019
Wine Advocate
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Aged 17 months in 45% new French oak, the pale to medium ruby colored 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley opens with broody aromas of spiced cranberry sauce, crushed black cherries, loam, cumin seeds, dried leaves and a classy framing of new oak spice with notions of orange peel and amaro. It's medium-bodied and silky, offering plush, ripe fruits in the mouth, with a grainy frame and mouthwatering freshness, finishing very long. This is a tick up in complexity from the 2016 version. "We had all our fruit in the week before the fires started, and we were able to get into the winery and everything was fine," says assistant winemaker Julien Howsepian.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Juicy, with lithe flavors of crushed red plum, cherry tart and red currant that feature notes of raspberry preserves. The lively finish is ebulliently spiced, showing some flinty hints. Drink now through 2022.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2019