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2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

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March 12, 2023 - $110



95Wine Spectator

Sleek and pure-tasting, with lively minerality and forest floor accents to the dried dark cherry and black currant flavors. Shows accents of black olive midpalate, with a long, lilting finish that features hints of dried mint.

95James Suckling

Inviting aromas of red and black cherries, plums, figs and dried violets. Full-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins and very dynamic on the palate. There is great intensity here with the complex, layered flavors of flowers, minerals and ripe fruit. Harmonious, with excellent depth. Tobacco at the finish.

95Wine Enthusiast

Crisp red fruit and orange peel highlight a lengthy and luxurious palate of balanced freshness in this estate-driven wine. Baking spice and forest echo the site's surrounding oasis of trees, giving the wine a meaty, mushroomy earthiness that appeals.


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.