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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.

2018 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Chardonnay

WA  97-99+    

2019 Aubert Russian River Valley Chardonnay

2015 Paul Hobbs Lindsay Estate Vineyard Cuvee Agustina Pinot Noir

WA  96   
VN  96   
JS  94   

2010 Paul Hobbs Lindsay Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  93-95   
4 available
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2013 Paul Hobbs Lindsay Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  93   

2014 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

WS  93   
VN  93   
RP  91   
2 available
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2019 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

JD  94   
WA  93   
JS  93   
VN  92   
WS  91   
3 available
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2018 Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

WS  91   
WE  90   

2020 Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

24 available
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2016 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

WA  94   
3 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

JS  97   
WA  94   
WS  92   
8 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

JS  97   
WA  94   
WS  92   

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

JS  97   
WA  94   
WS  92   

2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

JS  97   
WE  95   
5 available
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2016-2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

3-bottle Vertical

2016 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

WE  97   
JD  97   
JS  95   
WA  92   
VN  91   
6 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   
11 available
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2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  95   
WE  95   
3 available
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2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  95   
WE  95   

2016-2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

3-bottle Vertical

2015 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

WS  93   
VN  93   
2 available
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2016 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  96   
WA  94   
VN  92   
WS  90   
3 available
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2016 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  96   
WA  94   
VN  92   
WS  90   
2 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

JS  95   
WA  94   
WS  92   
WE  92   
4 available
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2018 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

JS  96   
WS  94   
WE  93