Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

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Deep, dense and brimming with dark fruit and liberally appointed with very rich oak, this generous, close-to-plush look at the grape offers a broad and compelling range of aromas and flavors that range from pulpy black cherries to créme brûlée, cola and root beer. It is full and somewhat supple with neatly placed tannins providing a nice bit of grip now as well as the framework for age, and, given the wine's obvious depth and careful structure, it is reasonable to expect it will evolve and gain in grace for a good half-decade or more. 
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Kosta Browne
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe appellation 2014 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley from this team is a smoking effort. Mostly destemmed and brought up in 44% new French oak, it's loaded with notions of black raspberries, toasted spice, licorice and underbrush. These give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, textured Pinot Noir that packs plenty of fruit, while never losing the elegance and purity of the variety. It will evolve every bit as well as most of the single vineyard releases.

Jeb Dunnuck, September 2016
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSmooth and inviting, offering charming flavors of wild berry, blueberry, spice and cedar. Supple in texture, long and lingering on the finish. Drink now. 6,859 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2016