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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.

2014 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Chardonnay

RP  98-100   
VN  96   
WS  92   
4 available
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2014 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Chardonnay

RP  98-100   
VN  96   
WS  92   
2 available
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2008 Kistler Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir

Heavy label condition issue

RP  95+    
VN  94   

2020 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

WA  96   
JS  95   
JD  94   
ST  90   
5 available
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2020 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

WA  96   
JS  95   
JD  94   
ST  90   
2 available
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1996 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91+    

2017 Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

JD  97   
WA  96   
VN  96   
WS  #6 of 2020   

2015 Paul Hobbs Lindsay Estate Vineyard Cuvee Agustina Pinot Noir

1.5ltr

WA  96   
VN  96   
JS  94   
3 available
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2018 Paul Hobbs Lindsay Estate Vineyard Cuvee Agustina Pinot Noir

WA  97   
JS  97   
WS  94   
VN  94   

2005 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay

1.5ltr

2005 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

2008 Kosta Browne Amber Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

WS  95   
ST  92   

2005 Kosta Browne Amber Ridge Vineyard Syrah

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

JS  97   
WA  94   
WS  92   

2016 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

WE  97   
JD  97   
JS  95   
WA  92   
VN  91   

2016 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

WE  97   
JD  97   
JS  95   
WA  92   
VN  91   

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   

2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

JS  95   
WE  95   

2017 Kosta Browne El Diablo Chardonnay

WS  92   
WA  91+    

2013 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

WA  95   
VN  94   
WS  92   

2013 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

WA  95   
VN  94   
WS  92   

2014 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

WA  96   
VN  93   
WS  92