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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.

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   

2016 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  96   
WA  94   
VN  92   
WS  90   
2 available
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2015 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  95   
VN  94   
WS  90   

2016 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

JD  97   
JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  93   
VN  90   

2012 Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  93   
VN  92   

2013 Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  94   
VN  92+    
WS  90   

2014 Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir

WS  92   
VN  91   

2015 Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  93   
3 available
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2016 Kosta Browne Koplen Vineyard Pinot Noir

JD  95   
WS  91   
VN  91   

1994 Martinelli Jackass Hill Zinfandel

RP  97   
WS  92   

1997 Martinelli Jackass Hill Zinfandel

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
ST  93   
2 available
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2011 Carlisle Dommen Ranch Grand Noir

2016 Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah

Lightly depressed cork

JD  98   
WA  94   
WS  93   
VN  93-96   
WE  90   

2013 Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel

WS  96   
VN  93-95   
RP  92   

1999 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

2000 Dehlinger Pinot Noir

2 available
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2002 Dehlinger Pinot Noir

RP  90   
4 available
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2010 Chateau Boswell Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

WA  92   
WS  91   

2018 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2015 Foppiano Zinfandel

Light label condition issue

2008 Ulises Valdez Silver Eagle Vineyard Syrah

3 available
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