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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 DuMOL Finn Pinot Noir

JD  98   
VN  95   

2018 Bedrock Wine Company Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel

VN  98   
WS  93   
4 available
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2015 DuMOL Eddie’s Patch Syrah

JD  98   
VN  94   
WA  93   
WS  91   
4 available
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2016 Carlisle Papa's Block Syrah

Lightly depressed cork

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

2018 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Chardonnay

WA  97-99+    

2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Chardonnay

JS  97   
WE  95   
5 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir

JS  97   
JD  96   
WS  95   
WA  92+    
6 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir

JS  97   
JD  96   
WS  95   
WA  92+    
3 available
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2017 Kosta Browne Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir

JS  97   
JD  96   
WS  95   
WA  92+    
2 available
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2019 Senses UV El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay

1.5ltr

JD  97   
JS  95   
WE  95   
VN  94   

2016 Bedrock Wine Company Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel

VN  97   
WA  95   
WS  95   
6 available
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2016 Bedrock Wine Company Carlisle Vineyard Zinfandel

VN  97   
WA  95   
WS  95   
6 available
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2018 Kosta Browne Observation Series El Diablo Chardonnay

JS  97   
WS  93   
3 available
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2016-2018 Kosta Browne Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir

3-bottle Vertical

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 One Sixteen Chardonnay

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

JD  97   
WE  94   
JS  93   
WA  92   
6 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   

1994 Martinelli Jackass Hill Zinfandel

RP  97   
WS  92   

2016 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

JD  97   
JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  93   
VN  90   
5 available
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2016 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

JD  97   
JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  93   
VN  90   

2016 Cirq Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir

JD  97+    
VN  93   
WA  92   
WS  92   
2 available
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