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2016 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

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February 19, 2023 - $115



97Wine Enthusiast

... Generous black cherry, cola and dusty Asian spice dance around a structured complex richness of length and breadth, the texture silky, sophisticated and floral. Fresh acidity abounds and gives contrasting crispness to the looming brooding earthiness.

97Jeb Dunnuck

...rocking notes of black cherries, candied violets, wild strawberries, and exotic flowers. Rounded, supple, and sexy, it glides across the palate with ultra-fine tannin, no sense of weight or heaviness, and remarkable length...

95James Suckling

...lots of dried strawberries and lemon rind with mineral and fresh lemongrass undertones. Full body, velvety and juicy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Gorgeous and generous.

92The Wine Advocate

...loads of violet and lilac perfume with crushed black cherries, cranberry sauce, macerated strawberries and forest floor plus accents of tobacco leaf and woodsmoke. It's medium-bodied with broody, spicy character in the mouth, refreshed by juicy acidity and framed by grainy tannins, finishing long.

91Vinous / IWC

... Dark red stone fruit, mint, lavender, spice and new leather fill out the wine's fleshy, textured core nicely...


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.