2016 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (750ml)

2016 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (750ml)

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93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Some dried fruit and dried flowers on the nose with hints of spices and strawberries. Full body and round, soft tannins. Yet, it shows brightness and vivid undertones, giving it vigor. Inner quote mark (11/2018)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was aged partly for 15 months in 47% new French oak, partly for ten months in 5% concrete tank. It has a pale to medium ruby color and very inviting nose: pomegranate, cranberry jelly, violet, orange peel and red cherry candy are accented with nuances of dried leaves and a light framing of spices. It's medium-bodied, silky and offers great restraint—very intense but not over the top—with a soft, grainy frame and juicy acidity to lift the long, red berry finish. This isn't the most complex wine in the world, but it's exactly as it should be for an appellation-wide Pinot Noir—simply delicious! (EB) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch is one of the more complete wines in this range. Powerful and virile in the glass, with notable character, the Giusti Ranch has so much to say. There is real substance and depth to the Giusti, something that eludes many wines in this lineup. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, mint, game and licorice are woven throughout, but it is the wine's shape and overall feel that are its most defining characteristics. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2018)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark The mix of red berry, wild berry, licorice and gravelly earth flavors offers lots of substance, maintaining a tight focus and ending with a long, persistent finish. (JL) Inner quote mark (5/2018)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The largest production cuvée is the 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, which sees close to 50% new barrels. This juicy, fruit forward, medium-bodied effort offers classic notes of mulberries, raspberries, and hints of orange blossom. It’s another seamless, balanced 2016 that has the remarkable purity and elegance that’s the hallmark of the 2016 vintage. Inner quote mark (6/2018)