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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.

2019 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Chardonnay

VN  98-100   
WA  96-98   

2013 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

VN  94-96   
4 available
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2014 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

VN  91-94   
4 available
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2014 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

VN  91-94   

2015 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

VN  94   
4 available
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2018 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage

JD  96   
WA  95   
VN  94   

2017 Kistler Laguna Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  96   
JD  95   
WA  93+    
WS  91   
2 available
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2013 Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

Label condition issue

RP  96   

2015 Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

VN  94   
WS  93   

2014 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Lightly depressed cork

WS  93   
VN  93   
RP  91   

2018 Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

WS  91   
WE  90   

2019 Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

20 available
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2019 Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

2 available
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2019 Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

2 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

JS  97   
WA  94   
WS  92   

2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   
2 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

JS  96   
JD  94   
WA  91+    
WS  91   

2013 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Pinot Noir

WA  95   
VN  94   
WS  92   

2015 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

VN  94   
WS  90   
2 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

JD  95   
JS  94   
WE  94   
WA  93   
WS  93   

2016 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay

2 available
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2017 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay

JD  97   
WE  94   
JS  93   
WA  92   
2 available
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2017 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

JD  97   
WE  94   
JS  93   
WA  92   

2012 Bevan Cellars Desmond Vineyard Black Eye Bill Pinot Noir

2006 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir

RP  90