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Library Wine Department - Featuring Russian River and Alexander Valley - 11/02/2017 - Pinot Noir (domestic)

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Highlighted this week are the Russian River and Alexander Valley. In this list you’ll find such favorites as: Dehlinger, Kistler, Rochioli, Williams Selyem, Anthill Farms, DuMol, Domaine du Kosta Browne, and more. Whether you are looking for a bottle for a special occasion or to assemble a vertical or a horizontal of your favorite producer, we have the depth of stock to meet whatever your needs may be.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2012 Anaba "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 94 9 $39.99 View
2008 Ancien Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 11 $24.99 View
2011 Anthill Farms "Campbell Ranch" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 93 3 $44.99 View
2010 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $49.99 View
2011 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 2 $44.99 View
2014 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $54.99 View
2014 Bedrock Wine Company "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 1 $44.99 View
2012 Benovia "Martaella" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $49.99 View
2012 Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2008 Carlisle "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 93 2 $44.99 View
2010 Carlisle "Papa's Block" Russian River Valley Syrah 94 1 $49.99 View
2012 Carlisle "Papera Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 95 3 $49.99 View
2009 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend 91 3 $44.99 View
2010 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend 92 1 $44.99 View
2011 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend 90 3 $39.99 View
2012 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend 94 7 $44.99 View
2013 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend 92 13 $44.99 View
2012 Cirq "Treehouse Vineyard" Russian River Pinot Noir 94 1 $149.99 View
2004 Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $39.99 View
2006 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 2 $59.99 View
2001 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Syrah 1 $34.99 View
1999 Dehlinger "Goldridge Vineyard" Russian River Valley Syrah 89 1 $49.99 View
2004 Dehlinger "Goldridge" Russian River Valley Syrah 91 1 $39.99 View
2010 Dehlinger Russian River Valley Claret 92 3 $44.99 View
2009 Donelan "Kobler Family" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Syrah 94 2 $44.99 View
2010 Donelan "Kobler Family" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Syrah 1 $44.99 View
2008 Donelan "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah 97 4 $49.99 View
2011 Donelan "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah 2 $44.99 View
2006 DuMol "Aidan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $79.99 View
2007 DuMol "Aidan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $84.99 View
2009 DuMol "Jack Roberts Run" Russian River Valley Syrah 94 1 $74.99 View
2013 DuMol "Ryan" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $89.99 View
2008 DuMol "Ryan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir(Nicked Scuffed Label) 1 $79.99 View
2015 DuMol Russian River Valley Chardonnay 90 27 $55.99 View
2008 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $69.99 View
2015 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir >36 $68.99 View
2013 DuMol Russian River Valley Syrah 92 2 $59.99 View
2011 Dutton Goldfield "Emerald Ridge Vineyard" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2 $39.99 View
2011 Edge Hill "Bacigalupi Vineyard" Russian River Chardonnay 5 $59.99 View
1994 Geyser Peak "Reserve Alexandre" Alexander Valley Meritage 5 $59.99 View
2006 Hartford "Highwire Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 90 1 $29.99 View
2013 Iron Horse "Deer Gate" Green Valley Pinot Noir 1 $49.99 View
1998 Kistler "Camp Meeting Ridge" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 95 1 Price: Hidden View
1999 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Pinot Noir 98 3 $229.99 View
2000 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 3 Price: Hidden View
1995 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $179.99 View
1994 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $169.99 View
2001 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 4 $149.99 View
2002 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 5 $179.99 View
1997 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 2 $149.99 View
2001 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 5 $109.99 View
2002 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $114.99 View
2003 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 4 $109.99 View
2005 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 $99.99 View
2009 Kosta Browne "Amber Ridge" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $129.99 View
2004 Kosta Browne "Cohn Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $129.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $114.99 View
2013 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $124.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 2 $124.99 View
2009 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 3 $129.99 View
2010 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 2 $119.99 View
2011 Kosta Browne "One Sixteen" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 91 2 $64.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne "One Sixteen" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 93 1 $69.99 View
2008 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $99.99 View
2009 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 7 $89.99 View
2010 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 3 $89.99 View
2012 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 5 $89.99 View
2005 L'Angevin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $29.99 View
1995 Lancaster "Estate Reserve" Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend 4 $59.99 View
1996 Lancaster "Estate Reserve" Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend 3 $59.99 View
2009 Lewis Cellars "Barcaglia Lane" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 91 6 $49.99 View
2015 Martinelli "Bondi Home Ranch - Water Trough Vineyard" Green Valley Pinot Noir 97 >36 $69.99 View
2007 Martinelli "Bondi Home Ranch-Water Trough Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $59.99 View
1998 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 95 1 $99.99 View
1994 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 1 $69.99 View
1999 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 92 1 $99.99 View
2003 Martinelli "Seven Mules" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View
2009 Martinelli "Zio Tony Ranch - Grace Nicole" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 4 $74.99 View
2015 Patz & Hall "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 93 >48 $34.99 View
2003 Pax "Castelli-Knight Ranch" Russian River Valley Syrah 96 1 $69.99 View
2005 Pax "Castelli-Knight Ranch" Russian River Valley Syrah 95 2 $59.99 View
2006 Pax "Castelli-Knight Ranch" Russian River Valley Syrah 1 $44.99 View
2006 Pax "Kobler Family" Green Valley Syrah 94 9 $49.99 View
2003 Pax "Kobler Family" Russian River Valley Syrah 93 1 $39.99 View
2005 Pax "Lauterbach Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah 91 7 $39.99 View
2005 Pax "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah 94 1 $44.99 View
2006 Pax "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah 94 4 $44.99 View
2004 Pax "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah 95 3 $59.99 View
2009 Pech Merle Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 9 $34.99 View
2014 Ridge Vineyards "Geyserville" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 93 1 $37.99 View
2013 Ridge Vineyards "Mazzoni Home Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend 1 $29.99 View
2012 Ridge Vineyards "Mazzoni Home Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend 1 $29.99 View
2006 Robert Young "Scion" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $39.99 View
2008 Robert Young Estate ''Alexander Valley'' Merlot 1 $19.99 View
2008 Robert Young Estate ''Big Rock Block'' Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $39.99 View
2002 Rochioli "Little Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $99.99 View
2006 Rochioli "Little Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 7 $99.99 View
2013 Rochioli "Little Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 3 $99.99 View
2010 Rochioli "Sweetwater Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $119.99 View
2013 Rochioli Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 5 $89.99 View
2006 Rodney Strong "Rockaway Vineyard" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $59.99 View
2013 Seghesio "Home Ranch" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 1 $39.99 View
2007 Siduri "Ewald" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $29.99 View
2009 Siduri "Lewis Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2 $39.99 View
2001 Simi "Landslide" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 5 $29.99 View
2005 Skipstone "Oliver's Blend" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 91 6 $99.99 View
2010 Stonestreet "Christopher's" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $69.99 View
2013 Trentadue "La Storia, Cuvee 32" Alexander Valley Red 1 $19.99 View
2003 Turley "Rancho Burro" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 93 2 Price: Hidden View
1997 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 91 2 $49.99 View
1996 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 94 2 Price: Hidden View
1998 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 91 3 $49.99 View
2000 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 89 2 Price: Hidden View
1999 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 92 1 $49.99 View
2002 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 92 3 Price: Hidden View
2003 Turley "Vineyard 101" Alexander Valley Zinfandel 93 2 $39.99 View
2015 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 48 $47.99 View
2013 Walter Hansel "Three Rows" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 12 $41.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $89.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $89.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $99.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $79.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 3 $109.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 2 $79.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 2 $119.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $129.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $89.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 94 1 $44.99 View
2003 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi Vineyard" Russian River Zinfandel 94 1 $49.99 View
2004 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 93 1 $49.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 92 2 $44.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Block 10 Mass Selection Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 2 $74.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $79.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $74.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $89.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $79.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 1 $99.99 View
2011 Williams Selyem "Calegari Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $59.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Calegari Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 $74.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Calegari Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 4 $89.99 View
2011 Williams Selyem "Drake Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 94 10 $74.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Drake Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 95 4 $104.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 10 $69.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 4 $79.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 6 $89.99 View
2011 Williams Selyem "Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 12 $99.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 12 $104.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 6 $129.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem "Feeney Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2 $34.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Feeney" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 91 4 $39.99 View
2003 Williams Selyem "Feeney" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 96 1 $59.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem "Feeney" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 92 1 $44.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem "Feeney" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 93 1 $49.99 View
2003 Williams Selyem "Flax Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $59.99 View
2006 Williams Selyem "Flax Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 4 $79.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Flax" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 5 $59.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Flax" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 3 $49.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Forchini - North Flats" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 94 4 $49.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem "Forchini, North Flats" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 91 3 $44.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem "Forchini, South Knoll" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 94 2 $44.99 View
2003 Williams Selyem "Forchini" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 93 1 $49.99 View
2004 Williams Selyem "Forchini" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 94 1 $44.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Forchini" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 93 1 $44.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Foss Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 4 $79.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 9 $124.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem "Olivet Lane" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $89.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Olivet Lane" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 1 $89.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Papera Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 94 4 $89.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Papera Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 94 3 $79.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 1 $99.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $89.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 1 $89.99 View
2004 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 1 $74.99 View
2003 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 3 $69.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 2 $109.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 2 $109.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 1 $119.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $129.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 6 $64.99 View
2004 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 1 $59.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 5 $74.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 8 $89.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 8 $69.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $89.99 View
2011 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 10 $79.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 8 $79.99 View
2013 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 98 2 $99.99 View
2014 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 96 9 $109.99 View
2015 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 12 $114.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem "Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 10 $129.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $49.99 View
2001 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 12 $49.99 View
2002 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 6 $54.99 View
2004 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 3 $54.99 View
2005 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 3 $59.99 View
2007 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 2 $69.99 View
2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 92 10 $54.99 View
2010 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 2 $69.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 94 4 $74.99 View
2015 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 90 1 $89.99 View
2000 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Zinfandel 92 6 $39.99 View
2006 Williams-Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 2 $74.99 View
2012 Williams-Selyem "Drake Estate Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 6 $99.99 View
2002 Williams-Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 93 1 $74.99 View
2006 Williams-Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 97 3 $89.99 View
2010 Williams-Selyem Russian River Valley Unoaked Chardonnay 91 1 $59.99 View
2001 Williams-Selyem Russian River Valley Zinfandel 91 6 $34.99 View
2005 Woodenhead Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 1 $34.99 View


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2012 Anaba "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay - 9 available ($39.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch exhibits hazelnut and buttery citrus notes in the aromatics, and a saturated light gold color. This complex beauty is very French-like, although the purity and ripeness are clearly California. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. (RP)" (12/2014)

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2008 Ancien Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 11 available ($24.99)

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2011 Anthill Farms "Campbell Ranch" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 3 available ($44.99)

93 points Vinous: "Bright red. Candied cherry, rose petal and smoky Indian spices on the seductively perfumed nose. Juicy, bright and sharply delineated, with sappy dark berry, bitter cherry, licorice and spicecake flavors. Supple and fruity but also nicely dry and linear. Finishes with sweet, fine-grained tannins and excellent, mineral-driven persistence. The balance of depth, energy and finesse here is very impressive. (ST)" (05/2013)

2010 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($49.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Anthills 2010 Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard shows the exuberance and flash of Russian River. A juicy Pinot, the 2010 stands out for its pliancy and generosity. The up-front style makes the Tina Marie a pure pleasure to drink young, although it doesnt quite have the pedigree or complexity of the Campbell Ranch. No matter, though, it is striking just the same. A burst of sublime, perfumed fruit graces the finish in this exquisite Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. (AG)" (04/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(12.6% alcohol): Bright red. High-pitched aromas of blackberry and cherry, with complicating notes of potpourri, spicecake and smoky minerals. Tight and energetic, offering a silky texture, intense red and dark fruit flavors, and a subtle lavender pastille quality. Gains flesh and heft with air but with no loss of vivacity or focus. Fine-grained tannins add shape to the spicy, penetrating, very long finish. (ST)" (05/2012)

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An expressive nose blends soft herbal hints and floral nuances adding breadth to the mix of red and dark pinot fruit aromas. The supple, round and delicious middle weight flavors are carrying obvious gas on the finish and it helps considerably if the wine is decanted for 30 to 45 minutes first. This will need a few years to really harmonize but it already has lovely complexity and persistence plus I like the balance. Drink: 2016+" (01/2013)

K&L Notes: Former Williams Selyem winemakers David Low, Anthony Filiberti and Webster Marquez are the powerhouse winemaking team behind Anthill Farms, and they know a thing or two about Pinot Noir. Anthill Farms is a boutique producer that specializes in small-batch single vineyard and appellation Pinot sourced exclusively from small growers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. 2010 marks their seventh vintage. "Tina Marie Vineyard" is located in the center of Green Valley AVA. It is a vineyard sought-after for its low yields of incredibly lush and perfumed fruit with high natural acidity. Winemakers' notes: "The nose is rich in exotic kirsch, violets, warm earth, and carnation. The wine's texture is lush and deep but very well-delineated by balanced acids. While charming now and perhaps our most accessible wine early on, the wine's focused length and chewy tannins will allow for years of aging."

2011 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($44.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Floral- and spice-accented aromas of candied red fruits, with deeper sassafras and licorice nuances coming up with air. Fleshy and broad, with good heft to its chewy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, which are enlivened by tangy minerality. Turns spicier with air and finishes with sneaky fine-grained tannins and a lingering floral note. (ST)" (06/2013)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* The cool and stylish nose combines both upper and lower register aromas of cranberry, raspberry and cherry together with plum and dark currant scents. There is good punch and delineation to the nicely voluminous and appealingly textured flavors that possess the best balance in the range as there is only the barest trace of finishing asperity. Drink: 2018+" (06/2014)

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2014 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($54.99)

93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard is one of the most expressive wines in the lineup. Intensely aromatic and layered, the 2014 fills out its frame with striking perfume and layers of deep, fleshy fruit. Bright saline notes add energy, while savory overtones add lift. This is a strong and very complete Pinot from Anthill Farms. The whole clusters are evident, but not obtrusive.Anthony Filiberti crafts Pinots and Syrahs endowed with real personality at Anthill Farms. That said, my sense is that Filiberti would rather be in the vineyard than in the cellar, something that was reinforced by the numerous unsolicited comments I heard from other producers raving about the quality of his farming. As always, the Anthill Pinots see a good bit of whole clusters (50% for the Peters and Tina Marie and 30-40% for everything else) and are aged in mostly neutral oak, with no racking until bottling. Filiberti describes 2014 as a vintage that was nearly three weeks ahead of schedule. Of course, 2015 followed, and it was even earlier! (AG)" (01/2016)

2014 Bedrock Wine Company "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 1 available ($44.99)

2012 Benovia "Martaella" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($49.99)

2012 Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

2008 Carlisle "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 2 available ($44.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 87% Zinfandel and 13% mixed black varietals (Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and a few others), the stunning 2008 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard was produced from 81-year old vines cropped at one-half ton of fruit per acre. Its dark plum/purple color is followed by sweet notes of blue and black fruits intermixed with spice box, earth, licorice, incense and burning embers. This full-bodied, fleshy, unfined, unfiltered, captivating Zinfandel should drink well for 5-7 years. (RP)" (02/2011)

93 points Wine Spectator: "A rare combination for Zinfandel--power with finesse. Distinctive aromas of leafy huckleberry lead to complex, balanced flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and exotic brown spices. Ripe tannins sneak in on the finish. (TF)" (03/2011)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining ruby. Exotic dark berry preserves, dried rose, incense, olive and Indian spices on the sexy nose; smells like syrah. Then concentrated and powerful but not particularly weighty, with surprising acidity framing and lifting the spicy flavors of ripe mulberry, black raspberry, mocha and candied flowers. Finishes very long and strong, with a compelling lingering perfume, a hint of smoky herbs and youthfully tangy acidity. (ST) 92+" (06/2010)

2010 Carlisle "Papa's Block" Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($49.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " The 2010 Syrah Papas Block hits the palate with layers of dark fruit. Wonderfully vivid and alive for a wine of its size, the 2010 is absolutely compelling from the first taste. The addition of 33% whole clusters, along with a dollop of Mourvedre and Viognier, gives the 2010 an element of lift that is rare for such a big wine. A huge, concentrated wine, the 2010 is compelling today, but I imagine it will be even better in another few years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (AG)" (04/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Wild, heady bouquet evokes candied dark berries, potpourri, sandalwood and olive tapenade. Lush, palate-staining blueberry and mulberry flavors show outstanding clarity and intensity, with sexy floral pastille and spicecake nuances building with air. Packs a very serious punch but possesses unlikely vivacity and finishes long and sappy, with strong spicy cut. By the standards of high-end Syrah, from anywhere, this is a remarkable value. (ST)" (05/2012)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Tightly wound, firm, dense and focused, with a classic mix of mocha-laced dark and dried berry flavors, acidity and tannins. Most satisfying on the finish, where the flavors persist. Drink now through 2024. (JL)" (10/2012)

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2012 Carlisle "Papera Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 3 available ($49.99)

93-95 points Vinous: "A dollop of Carignane seems to give the 2012 Zinfandel Papera Ranch gorgeous aromatic lift to play off the wine's deep layers of fruit. Silky tannins support sweet red fruit, flowers, spices and licorice in a sexy Zinfandel that should drink beautifully right out of the gate. The blend is 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignane. I tasted a stunning range of wines during my recent visit to Carlisle. Proprietor Mike Officer and his winemaker/viticulturist Jay Maddox have recently moved into a new, barn-like winery in Windsor stacked to the ceiling with barrels. Carlisle specializes in old-vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrahs, most of which come from old-vine, heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants going back to the late 1800s. (Antonio Galloni)" (02/2014)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the larger cuvées (658 cases), the stunning 2012 Zinfandel Papera Ranch (96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignane) comes from a vineyard planted in 1934. It was aged in 25% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Copious notes of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, lavender, licorice and a touch of oak are present in this full-bodied, nicely proportioned Zinfandel that builds incrementally, and has a broad, savory texture as well as impressive purity. Drink this beauty over the next decade or more. (RP)" (12/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 4% carignane; 15.4% alcohol): Inky purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit liqueur, incense and candied flowers, with an intense spicy overtone. Sappy, incisive and pure, offering densely packed boysenberry and cassis flavors sharpened by juicy acidity. Weighty and seamless in texture, finishing with excellent clarity and smooth, slow-building tannins. This substantial zin would be great with braised red meats." (06/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Supple and well-structured, with a succulent core of fruit. Floral boysenberry and licorice aromas lean toward sleekly jammy flavors of blueberry, cherry, brown baking spices and pepper. (Web Only-2015)"

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2009 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend - 3 available ($44.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple. Wild, expressive aromas of blackberry, dried flowers and spices, with a subtle licorice nuance. Enticingly sweet but also showing impressive energy and clarity to its dark berry preserve and violet pastille flavors. Finishes with mounting, broad tannins and very good length. This reminded me a lot of Zinfandel and comes off far more polished than most Mourvedre-dominated wines. (ST)" (05/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Red Wine Two Acres is an intriguing blend of 70% Mourvedre, 15% Petit Sirah, 10% Syrah and 5% assorted other grapes from a site planted in 1910. A clean vein of minerality runs through the dark fruit in this silky, gorgeous wine. Blackberries, graphite, cassis and smoke are some of the many notes that flow through to the long, pure finish. I also tasted the 2002, a wine that has many years of fine drinking ahead of it. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. (AG)" (02/2012)

2010 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend - 1 available ($44.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Sexy, highly aromatic nose evokes black raspberry, licorice, smoke, minerals and flowers. Pliant and gently sweet, with suave dark berry and licorice flavors nicely shaped by juicy acidity. Offers plenty of up-front sex appeal but has the depth to age. Finishes with ripe, velvety tannins and very good spicy persistence. (ST)" (05/2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Orange peel, spices, savory herbs, leather and tobacco are some of the notes that burst from the glass in the 2010 Red Wine Two Acres. Exotic, layered and totally beautiful, this mid-weight Mourvedre-based blend is absolutely singing today. A blast of sweet red berries adds an element of finesse on the finish. The 2010 is 81% Mourvedre, 8% Petit Sirah/Peloursin, 5% Syrah, 5% Carignane and 1% Alicante. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. (AG)" (04/2013)

2011 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend - 3 available ($39.99)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose, with lively mineral and floral notes adding vivacity. Lithe and precise on the palate, offering smoke-accented black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that take on weight with air. Finishes brisk and clean, with late-arriving tannins and an echo of peppery spices. (ST)" (06/2013)

90 points Vinous: "Carlisle's 2011 Red Wine Two Acres graces the palate with exquisite freshness and silkiness. This is a fairly restrained, bright vintage for the Two Acres, with plenty of expressive, high-toned floral notes and lifted red-toned fruit. The wine's mid-weight structure argues for near and medium-term drinking. In 2011, the Two Acres is all about balance and harmony. The Two Acres is typically a blend of several grapes, but in 2011 the difficult weather conditions claimed the Carignane, Alicante, Petite Sirah and Peloursin, so the blend is predominantly Mourvèdre with just a dollop (2%) of Syrah. (AG)" (02/2014)

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2012 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend - 7 available ($44.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: " *Editors' Choice* This is a mix of Mourvédre, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Carignane and Peloursin from a two-acre site planted long ago. Smoky and yet pretty in rose, orange and mushroomy earth, it maintains a steady streak of raspberry, blackberry, leather and licorice. (VB)" (05/2015)

91-93 points Vinous: "Carlisle's 2012 Red Wine Two Acres is showing beautifully today. The flavors are bright and beautifully focused in this vintage. Orange peel, crushed rocks and cranberries all take shape in the glass. The 2012 is rich and concentrated, but also wonderfully vibrant on the palate. There is a lot to look forward to here. In 2012, the usual complement of grapes is back, led by Mourvèdre, with dollops of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Carignane and Alicante Bouschet. I tasted a stunning range of wines during my recent visit to Carlisle. Proprietor Mike Officer and his winemaker/viticulturist Jay Maddox have recently moved into a new, barn-like winery in Windsor stacked to the ceiling with barrels. Carlisle specializes in old-vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrahs, most of which come from old-vine, heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants going back to the late 1800s. (AG)" (02/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Sexy, floral aromas of black and blue fruits, potpourri and peppery spices. Supple and appealingly sweet, offering juicy boysenberry and blueberry flavors and a hint of spicecake. Becomes more energetic with air and finishes tangy, focused and quite long, with smooth tannins coming on late. (ST)" (06/2014)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Consistently one of my favorite wines from Mike Officer is his Proprietary Red Two Acres, which comes from an old-field blend dominated by Mourvèdre (78%) and the rest small quantities of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Carignane, Peloursin and Alicante Bouchet. The delicious, Rhône Ranger-styled 2012 Proprietary Red Two Acres saw no new oak, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered, and achieved 14.8% natural alcohol. It possesses supple tannins (always a challenge with Mourvèdre) as well as lots of new saddle leather, blueberry, black raspberry, earth and Mediterranean herb notes. (RP)" (12/2014)

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2013 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend ($44.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite wines from Officer is the 2013 Two Acres, an intriguing blend dominated by Mourvèdre (72%), and the rest Carignan, Petite Sirah, Peloursin, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. Mike Officer has always done an amazing job with this tiny two-acre vineyard planted in 1910, which he calls the products from lip-smacking delicious. I cant really improve upon that description. Using indigenous yeast fermentation and only about 50% new oak, the 2013 Two Acres is a remarkably elegant, Mediterranean-styled wine that is reminiscent of a stylish Châteauneuf du Pape, for lack of a better comparison. The wine has loads of raspberry fruit, vague hints of spice box, pepper and maybe beef, but the floweriness and sweet purity (the wine is totally dry, but the 15% alcohol adds lots of glycerin to the texture) makes for a seductive wine. (RP)" (10/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Compact and a touch racy, with smoky dried cherry aromas and focused flavors of boysenberry, pepper beef and grilled herb. The tannins are big but ripe. Mourvèdre, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Peloursin, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. (Web-2016)"

Jancis Robinson: "Intense and great balance. Enormous charm and round and freshness. Sweet and herby. Unique in California. 17.5/20 points." (02/2015)

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2012 Cirq "Treehouse Vineyard" Russian River Pinot Noir - 1 available ($149.99)

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Treehouse Vineyard has turned out beautifully. Deep, rich and layered in the glass, the 2012 possesses striking depth in its dark red toned fruit. Bright veins of acidity support the explosive fruit in a delineated, nuanced Pinot full of personality. This exuberant Pinot should continue to drink beautifully for the better part of a decade. (AG)" (01/2015)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made by the team at Kosta Brown, the 2012 Pinot Noir Treehouse Vineyard comes from iron-rich, red soils and vines at an elevation of 750 feet. It's a beautiful Pinot Noir that offers up classy cassis, liquid flowers, rose petal and ground herbs in its gorgeously textured, layered, and vibrant personality. I love the core of sweet fruit here, and it has integrated acidity and a terrific finish. Hard to resist now, it will evolve nicely for upward of a decade. (JD)" (10/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Intense raspberry and candied rose scents are complemented by deeper notes of licorice and cola. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering sweet dark berry flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. Round and inviting Pinot, with slow-building tannins coming in late and adding shape and grip to the strikingly long, fruit-driven finish. Showing more structure and density than most of the Kosta-Browne 2012s and definitely built for aging." (05/2014)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Pure and tight, with vivid plum, cherry and raspberry fruit. This is elegant, refreshing and lively, adding a dash of anise and ending with a clean, snappy fruit vitality. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2014)

2004 Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($39.99)

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2006 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($59.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tom Dehlinger is consistently consistent, and his wines are always a delight to taste. When you combine that with fair pricing and remarkable humility, this estate merits (and receives) strong support from wine consumers. Dehlingers 2007 Pinot Noirs may be the finest he has produced since the mid-nineties (his 1994s are still holding on to life). In his quiet manner, Tom Dehlinger continues to turn out very fine Syrahs, and deserves credit for being one of the pioneers with Rhone Ranger varietals. (RP)" (02/2010)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Deep red and dark berry scents are complicated by smoky Indian spices, black tea and dried rose. Weightier than the Goldridge, and more powerful as well, offering dense, chewy red berry compote and cherry flavors. The finish repeats the cherry and spice notes and lingers impressively, with gentle tannins adding grip. I marginally prefer the Goldridge today, for its suavity and vivacity. (ST)" (06/2009)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Straightforward fruit rather than compelling complexity is the forte of this very ripe and well-filled young wine, but there is a sense of substance about it that suggests that its youth may still be holding it back. While it heats up at the end and shows a bit of puckery coarseness, it finishes with a sure grasp on fruit and deserves a few years of patience." (02/2010)

K&L Notes: One of the SF Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2009.

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2001 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($34.99)

Wine Spectator: "Appealing for its vitality and grapey, spicy, peppery and beefy scents. On the palate it's smooth, with ripe, integrated tannins and a pretty aftertaste that echoes berry and pepper. (JL)" (07/2004)

1999 Dehlinger "Goldridge Vineyard" Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($49.99)

89 points Wine Spectator: "Puts out Côte-Rôtie-like aromatics, with spice, tobacco, white pepper and an enticing gaminess. Intense and concentrated, with admirable persistence as the flavors keep unfolding through firm, tart tannins on the finish." (09/2002)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/purple-colored 1999 Syrah Goldridge Vineyard (325 cases) possesses a sweet perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cassis. While the finish is short, the wine is elegant, with good fruit, medium body, and excellent purity." (08/2002)

2004 Dehlinger "Goldridge" Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($39.99)

91 points Robert Parker "No tasting note given. Exceptionally high quality as well as remarkably fair prices are the signature characteristics of one of California’s longtime, highly respected wine mavens, Tom Dehlinger." (12/2008)

2010 Dehlinger Russian River Valley Claret - 3 available ($44.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Made from 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% syrah and aged in 40% new French oak. Opaque ruby. Black and blue fruits on the nose, with a bright, spicy quality adding verve. Sappy, penetrating and gently sweet, offering energetic cassis and boysenberry flavors and a touch of anise. Finishes on a suave, sweet note, with great length, energy and lift (ST)" (05/2013)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Claret is quite different from previous vintages in that it includes 30% Syrah Goldridge, which gives the wine a sense of structure and tannin that is a bit unusual for this bottling. Racy and dark in its introspection, the 2010 is likely to require a few a good years in bottle before it starts showing well. Olives, black cherries, sage, rosemary and licorice are all woven into the finish. (AG)" (04/2013)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Understated and Bordeaux-like in its restraint and flavor profile, offering spice, red bell pepper, red berry and currant flavors. Gracefully balanced, pure and persistent. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 380 cases made. (JL)" (01/2013)

Connoisseurs Guide: "(One Star) With a nicely composed nose of black cherries, plums, creamy oak and a bare wisp of tobacco leaf, Dehlinger's Cabernet/Syrah blend follows with full-sized flavors of dark fruits, briar and olives and steers to richness rather than finesse. It is fleshy and full-bodied with a slight twist of last-minute heat, and we like its chances to grow into better some five years down the line." (04/2013)

2009 Donelan "Kobler Family" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Syrah ($44.99)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " The 2009 Syrah Kobler Vineyard comes from the cool climate of the Green Valley, which borders the Sonoma Coast appellation. This Cote Rotie-inspired Syrah is co-fermented with 5-10% Viognier. The 2009 is a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier with 70% stems utilized. The alcohol of 13.8% is relatively modest by Syrah standards. An exotic perfume of lychee nuts, white peaches, black cherries, black currants and subtle oak emerges from the glass of this delicate, medium-bodied, concentrated red wine. It possesses terrific fruit as well as an elegance and freshness that are French-like. Enjoy it over the next decade." (02/2011)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* An amazing wine, massively concentrated in fruit, yet beautifully balanced. Clearly one of the greatest California Syrahs of the vintage. Dry and complex, it shows intricate flavors of blackberries, Canadian bacon, mushu pork sauce, black pepper and smoky cedar flavors. Gorgeous and compelling, but far too young. Drink 20122018." (06/2011)

2010 Donelan "Kobler Family" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($44.99)

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2008 Donelan "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah - 4 available ($49.99)

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Donelan Syrah Walker Vine Hill (100% Syrah, 55% whole clusters) possesses slightly lower alcohol (15.6% versus 15.9% in 2007). It represents a hypothetical Euro/California hybrid blend. More concentrated than the 2007, the inky/purple-hued, full-bodied 2008 reveals beautiful blue and black fruits intermixed with hints of graphite, toast, roasted Provencal herbs, meat juices, and pepper. Gorgeous purity, a fabulous texture, and a long, 40+ second, full-bodied finish suggest this terrific wine will drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (02/2010)

2011 Donelan "Walker Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Syrah - 2 available ($44.99)

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2006 DuMol "Aidan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($79.99)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Pinot Noir Aidan shows sweet tannin, with notes of crushed rock, black cherry, raspberry, smoked meats, and forest floor. It has a nice sweetness, medium to full body, and soft, silky tannins. It is much more forward than the 2005 and should drink well for 5-6 years." (12/2007)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, bright red. Spicy aromas of redcurrant and cherry are underscored by smoky minerals. Broad but focused, offering sweet red fruit flavors, supple texture and fully absorbed tannins. A floral note arrives with air and carries through the very long, gently sweet finish. These vines are just seven or eight years old, according to winemaker Smith." (06/2009)

2007 DuMol "Aidan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($84.99)

96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "There is no questioning the ripeness and ongoing depth of this very accomplished, beautifully concentrated, tender effort that was drawn from grapes grown in Green Valley's tiny Wildrose Vineyard, but what sets this apart from the other DuMOL Pinots is its remarkable grace and refinement. An out-and-out sensual bottling of extraordinary richness and length, it is about as elegant as a big wine can be, and, although it will only get better and better with age, there is nothing to be lost by drinking it in the relatively near term." (06/2010)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. An intensely perfumed bouquet displays black raspberry, star anise, potpourri and minerals. Lively but concentrated red and dark berry flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and gain sweetness in the middle palate. The spicy quality returns on the sharply focused, strikingly pure finish. This wine's nuanced fruit is really impressive. This finished with a low pH of 3.38 and 7 g/l of acidity." (06/2010)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, intense, fresh and vibrant, with a minerally baseline to the ripe cherry, blackberry, sage and cedar notes. Full-bodied and firm, this is in need of aeration. The finish impresses with a long, persistent push of concentrated flavors. Drink now through 2016." (06/2010)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense 2007 Pinot Noir Aidan (400 cases produced) comes from the Wild Rose Vineyard, which is planted with Dijon clones 115 and 777. It reveals a dark ruby/purple color, good acidity, a tight but promising bouquet of sassafras, sweet black cherry, raspberry, and plum fruit, earthy undertones, and subtle wood smoke. It possesses significant structure as well as aging potential. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following two decades." (02/2010)

2009 DuMol "Jack Roberts Run" Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($74.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Syrah Jack Roberts Run Gregori Vineyard is a gorgeous wine layered with blackberries, tar, graphite, incense, camphor and game. In 2009 winemaker Andy Smith waited out the rain and harvested in late October. He was rewarded with a huge, opulent wine that possesses stunning richness and intensity yet is not at all heavy. A mineral-drenched finish adds the last layer of complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." (02/2012)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Highly perfumed aromas of candied red and dark berries, smoky minerals, Asian spices and black pepper. Deeply pitched black raspberry and cherry flavors show impressive intensity and pick up spice and floral pastille nuances with air. Silky, sweet syrah, with gentle tannins and building notes of olive and peppery spices on the very long, sappy finish" (05/2012)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Shows a high level of intensity and rusticity, marked by chewy dried berry, game meat and cedar notes. The most complete of the DuMOL Syrahs. Best from 2013 through 2022." (03/2012)

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2013 DuMol "Ryan" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($89.99)

93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Ryan Widdoes Vineyard is one of the more precise, delineated wines in the range this year. Brisk and chiseled to the core, the 2013 offers lovely translucence, expressive aromatics and sculpted fruit. Give the 2013 another few years in bottle. (AG)" (02/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Ryan comes from a 28-year-old Martini Pinot Noir selection that was planted in 1981 in the Widdoes Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. This wine displays greater ripeness and richness, with some notes of fresh mushrooms intermixed with blackcurrant and black cherry. It is the ripest and most concentrated of the Pinot Noirs and long. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (03/2016)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: " *Two Stars* Sporting a full measure of concentrated, optimally ripened black cherry fruit that is overlain by a careful veneer of creamy, slightly toasty oak, DuMOL's "ryan" is a deep, relatively full-bodied Pinot that shows great continuity and steady focus. It firms and takes on a slight touch of tannic toughness after a supple, near-velvety entry, and it wants very much for a few years of smoothing. It has the substance and structure to argue strongly for at least mid-term cellaring, and it should remain vital and rich beyond its tenth birthday." (02/2016)

2008 DuMol "Ryan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir(Nicked Scuffed Label) - 1 available ($79.99)

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2015 DuMol Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($55.99)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "A full dose of vibrant, young, keenly varietal Chardonnay fruit is enriched with plenty of winemaking extras here, and, while in no way overdone, the wine readily shows off its full complement of rich, toasty oak. It similarly plays to richness and is no lightweight on the palate, but it is a very well-balanced offering for its size, and two or three years in the cellar are certain to round off its few youthful angles and edges." (10/2017)

K&L Notes: Most of the grapes for the 2015 Chardonnay were grown on Dutton Ranch in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The extremely dry 2015 vintage was a remarkable one in Sonoma, producing wines that, according to winemaker Andy Smith, "rank alongside the best we have ever grown, vinified and bottled. It’s a truly defining vintage in which our coastal hillside vineyard sites performed to their maximum potential. The wines are dominated by a sense of deep intense oiliness that is a direct product of the year’s historically low vine yields." With a broad viscosity and layer upon layer of flavor--notes of lemongrass, thyme, marzipan and beeswax--this is a wine that will drink well upon release but develop even more complexity for the next handful of years.

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2008 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($69.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Deeper and darker in character than the Aidan, displaying black raspberry and cherry qualities and notes of licorice and black tea. Then brighter in the mouth, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a touch of bitter cherry pit. Impressively focused Pinot with strong finishing cut and persistent spiciness." (05/2011)

Wine Spectator: "Rough-hewn, but rich and intense, offering complex, concentrated raspberry, blackberry and cherry fruit that is pure and spicy. A touch of anise and red licorice mark the finish. (JL)" (11/2010)

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2015 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($68.99)

Connoisseurs Guide: "DuMOL certainly has earned its cred after years of making wines that rank near the top of the ratings list, and, while there is not a thing wrong with this bottling, it is not as deep and dramatic as its predecessors. To be sure, the top DuMOLs are vineyard designated, not its 'appellation' bottlings, but even then, this clean, fairly precise but less-than-fully-stuffed bottling focuses on specific red cherry fruit with a dollop of creamy oak for some added richness, and it has the energy to grow a little with a few years of aging." (10/2017)

K&L Notes: Since their first harvest in 1996, the team at DuMol has thoughtfully assembled an incredible collection of vineyard sites. Winemaker Andy Smith has this to say about the 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: "Beautifully fragrant, aromatic Pinot: Cranberry, pomegranate, fresh raspberry and classic black cherry. Licorice, rose petal, thyme and graphite complexity, freshly-turned earth. Sweet fruit entry, broad rich and tactile but remains lively and supple. Rhubarb compote, darker cassis, baked plum — deep layered intensity. Subtle red-apple-skin tannins and lingering anise perfume. Persistent resonating finish. Drink between late-2017 and 2024."

Staff ImageMari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 08, 2017

The DuMol Pinot Noir is the whole package. While previously the wines were about oak and extraction, today, it's all about balance, ageability and structure, without losing its signature fruit component. There is an elegant juxtaposition in this wine: the ripe approachability with the lifted, refine palate; the deep-seated black cherry and raspberry with the bright cranberry and pomegranate; the beautiful fragrant florality with the savory spice and sweet scorched earth aromatics. This is an exceptionally beautiful Pinot Noir that is sure to please at every holiday festivity.

Staff ImageIvan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 28, 2017

There's a reason Dumol is considered one of the best producers of Russian River Pinot, and this bottling is a perfect example. First, it is strikingly "of its place," showing richness and density without becoming too full or heavy, maintaining an effortlessly light touch - a defining trait of the best RRV Pinot. Second, the deep red and blue berries are ripe and vivid, but never too center-stage, allowing the layers of complexity underneath to rise to the surface. Some chamomile tea leaf, warm baking spice, and a hint of coriander round out the palate while the full malolactic fermentation renders a mouthwatering note of buttery pie crust. The acidity is streamlined and tannins are fine, making for a beautifully delineated, elegant Pinot Noir.

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2013 DuMol Russian River Valley Syrah - 2 available ($59.99)

92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Led in the nose by a well-measured mix of mildly gamy spice, juicy, optimally ripe berries and fancy oak, this nicely composed Syrah is polished and pure in its fruit but never lacks for varietal authority. Its deep and very well-focused flavors tend to tighten after a deceptively open start, yet any limits that the wine seems to have are entirely the result of its youth, and there is no doubt at all about its long-term potential. We urge that it be set aside for no fewer than five years and anticipate continuing growth for another five or more after that." (11/2015)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The three Syrahs that DuMOL makes go from a small production of the Jack Roberts Run (250 cases) to just over 1,000 cases of the Russian River cuvée. The 2013 Syrah Russian River is fermented with about 30% whole clusters and displays notes of bacon fat, charcuterie, ground pepper, blackberry and cassis. A lovely, supple lushness and good purity make for a long, heady, rich Syrah to drink over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (02/2016)

92 points Vinous: "A fabulous appellation-level wine, DuMol's 2013 Syrah is deep, dense and explosive, with the fruit pushed forward and plenty of supporting structure to back things up. Blue and black stone fruits, grilled herbs, lavender, smoke, menthol and graphite flesh out effortlessly. Drink this big, meaty Syrah over the coming years. The balance here is simply compelling. (AG)" (02/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and savory, combining subtle power and finesse. Floral blueberry and tar aromas lead to complex flavors of smoky raspberry, cracked pepper beef and licorice. Drink now through 2022. (TF)" (12/2015)

K&L Notes: "DuMOL fashions three noteworthy Syrahs which probably receive less attention than they should because of the winery’s high visibility and credibility for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir," according to Robert Parker, who scored the 2012 vintage 94 points in December, 2014. DuMol wines, made by winemaker Andy Smith, are consistently a hit with Wine Spectator and Antonio Galloni, as well.

2011 Dutton Goldfield "Emerald Ridge Vineyard" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($39.99)

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2011 Edge Hill "Bacigalupi Vineyard" Russian River Chardonnay - 5 available ($59.99)

1994 Geyser Peak "Reserve Alexandre" Alexander Valley Meritage - 5 available ($59.99)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Well focused, with a ripe, complex core of cherry, currant and berry flavors. Smooth and supple right up to the finish, where the tannins weigh in. Deft oak shadings add flavor dimensions. Try after 1999." (10/97)

2006 Hartford "Highwire Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 1 available ($29.99)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Fresh red and dark berry aromas, complicated by smoked meat, tobacco and fresh flowers. Surprisingly tangy on the palate, displaying intense, medium-bodied raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Dusty tannins build with air, adding firmness to the long, intensely spicy finish." (06/2008)

2013 Iron Horse "Deer Gate" Green Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($49.99)

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1998 Kistler "Camp Meeting Ridge" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 1 available Price: Hidden

94 points Wine Spectator: "Extraordinary. Dark in color, with gorgeous flavors and rich and exotic aromas of black cherry, fresh roasted coffee, mocha, currant and spice. Fills out on the palate to reveal uncommon richness, depth and dimension, and has a tremendous aftertaste." (08/01) 93 points Stephen Tanzer: "Full ruby-red. Wild aromas of black cherry, strawberry, bitter chocolate and smoked meat, along with a strong oak component. Rich, lush and highly concentrated; creamy and expansive. Fills the mouth with sweet flavors of strawberry, mocha and sugar-cured tobacco. Finishes with lush, thoroughly ripe tannins and excellent persistence." (May/June 01) 92-95 points Robert Parker: "The dark ruby-colored 1998 Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard's (100 cases) smell's akin to a top vintage of Grands Echezeaux or Richebourg. Notes of black raspberries, blackberries, flowers, and minerals jump from the glass. While it does not have as much power as the Hirsch Vineyard, it reveals a velvety sweetness and unmistakable individuality and distinctiveness. It will be one of Kistler's more showy efforts." (01/00)

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1999 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Pinot Noir - 3 available ($229.99)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine, a selection of the best barrels from the Kistler Vineyard, displays a bouquet of roasted meats, earth, truffle, blackberry, raspberry, and smoky cherry fruit. Full body, an unctuous texture, and terrific acidity define this large-scaled effort. A monumental Pinot Noir that has to be tasted to be believed, it should hit its prime in about three or four years and last for 12-15, if not longer. (RP)" (12/2000)

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2000 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available Price: Hidden

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The profound 2000 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine is similar to the Kistler Vineyard offering, with additional ripeness, density, and richness. The Cuvee Catherine is a wine of extraordinary ripeness and richness with intense violet aromas mixed with scents of blackberry and cherry liqueur. (RP)" (08/2002)

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1995 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($179.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Because of the release program employed by Kistler, the 1995 Chardonnays are now coming on the market. My scores of those wines are as follows: 1995 Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen (94+). Readers should recognize that Kistler's policy is to sell most of their production directly to consumers and restaurants. Readers who live in states that permit direct shipment of California wines should be sure and get on the winery's mailing list. (RP)" (12/1997)

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1994 Kistler "Cuvee Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($169.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, rich and plummy, with wonderful complexity, a tightly focused core of black cherry, wild berry, chocolate and pretty, toasty oak. Firm and deep...(JL)" (09/2000)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Kistler may be making California's most sensational Pinot Noirs" noted Robert Parker upon tasting. "The three 1994 Pinot Noir offerings...are persuasive wines, especially the estate Pinot Noir and the exceptional Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.. The 1994 Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee Catherine exhibits a dense color, and gorgeous wild berry aromas ranging from cherries to raspberries. Rich and full-bodied, with layers of creamy fruit and a super texture, this superb Pinot Noir should drink well young yet keep for 7-8 years. All three of these Pinot Noirs were bottled without fining or filtration. Kistler is HOT! (RP)" (12/1995)

K&L Notes: "Owner/wine-maker Steve Kistler, admirably supported by his omnipresent sidekick, Mark Bixler, continues to make wines of extraordinary richness and complexity," adds Robert Parker. "...This high quality winery is doing everything right, which is reflected in the consistency, ageworthiness, and brilliance of these wines." (12/1995)

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2001 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 4 available ($149.99)

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Stylishly oaked, in fact much more so than the rather heavy treatment in the Cuvée Elizabeth with lovely spice notes framing very ripe, slightly alcoholic notes that lead to round, sweet and succulent flavors that enjoy ample extract with barely sufficient balancing acidity but enough where adequate balance is maintained on the long, somewhat oaky finish. This is a good deal better than its counterpart." (07/2004)

K&L Notes: Vibrant, highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, minerals, violet and rose petal. Fresh, sharply delineated. Dense, full and harmonious with nicely integrated acidity giving the flavors very good definition. Seamless.

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2002 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 5 available ($179.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine, which comes from the Kistler Vineyard, is a 500-case cuvee that shows wonderful notes of flowers intermixed with black raspberries, cherries, and forest floor. It is medium-bodied, impressive, and long and authoritative. (RP)" (02/2005)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, saturated ruby-red. Brooding, reticent, superripe nose hints at blueberry, black raspberry, black cherry and baking spices. A step up in sweetness from the regular Kistler Vineyard bottling, offering sappy dark berries and forest floor perfume; lively framing acidity; and superb richness and depth. Finishes with terrific grip and persistence. 94+ points. (ST)" (06/2005)

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1997 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($149.99)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard (500 cases) is made from the Dijon clone 777, and two California clones, Pommard and Calera. It boasts a dense, saturated dark ruby/purple color, as well as an exceptionally sweet nose of roasted herbs and black cherry jam intermixed with raspberries, truffles, and toasty oak. Sweet and expansive, this full-bodied wine possesses fabulous concentration and purity, a grand cru-like level of potential complexity, and a 30+-second finish. It must be tasted to be believed. Look for this wine to be drinkable upon release, and last for at least a decade. This wine is among of the most spectacular Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted. (RP)" (12/1998)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby color. Sappy, floral aromas of crushed red fruits, cola, bitter chocolate and pungent oak. Concentrated, clean and deep on the palate; a substantial, rich wine whose new oak scents currently mute its flamboyant raspberry and cherry flavors. I'd be a bit more confident about the future of this bottle if the oak had not turned a bit tarry with aeration. (ST)" (05/2000)

K&L Notes: Rare and highly collectable! Kistler's low-yielding (less than two tons per acre), dry farmed Pinot Noir vineyard in the Russian River Valley contains a mix of clones from French and American sources. The vinification of this Pinot Noir begins with an extended cold maceration of the grapes with their juice (for the extraction of flavors without tannin), followed by a traditional fermentation with 50-100% stem inclusion. Total cuvaison time is up to four weeks and the wine is aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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2001 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 5 available ($109.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red-ruby. Pretty, nuanced nose combines raspberry, red cherry, flowers, earth and mint. At once dense and juicy, with lively raspberry and floral flavors complemented but not dominated by spicy oak. This should develop more complexity with bottle aging, but it's already captivating today thanks to its sappy freshness. Finishes very long and firmly tannic, with lingering raspberry and black cherry flavors. There are 1,500 cases of this wine, making it by far Kistler's largest cuvee of Pinot Noir. 92+ (ST)" (05/2004)

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2002 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($114.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard offers wonderful sweet raspberry and cherry fruit with a hint of framboise, a deep plum/ruby/purple color, medium body, and good vibrancy in a medium to full-bodied, feminine style. (RP)" (02/2005)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. High-toned aromas of blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and baking spices, along with a hint of rhubarb. Sweet, spicy and high-toned, with notes of crushed berries, dark plum, baking spices, mocha and forest floor. Very concentrated, rich Pinot with strong fruit and intriguing soil tones. (ST)" (06/2005)

Wine Spectator: "Offers a trim yet concentrated band of spicy black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit that's sharply focused and at times shows restraint, yet gains richness and depth. Admirable for its structure. (Web Only2006)"

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2003 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 4 available ($109.99)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Spicy, pungent, bright nose combines raspberry, minerals, bitter chocolate and white pepper, all lifted by a floral topnote. Sappy and fresh in the mouth, with terrific precision and cut. This has an urgent crushed raspberry flavor and a seductive juiciness. Finishes quite primary, with excellent structure and grip. Already hard to resist but this should open further with a few years of bottle aging. (ST)" (05/2006)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " The Burgundian 2003 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard shows a low pH style with high acidity, crisp, red currant, cranberry notes with a hint of rose petal and strawberry. It is Burgundian, medium-bodied, pure, and impressive. It should drink well for up to a decade. (RP)" (02/2005)

K&L Notes: "If the Kistler Winery could be magically transported to the middle of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, it would quickly gain a reputation as glorious as any producer of Burgundy grand crus." — Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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2005 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($99.99)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Steve Kistler has backed off extraction for his Pinot Noirs, resulting in more ethereal (but not light) Pinots that are less burdened down by tannin in their youth, with each vineyards distinctive fruit and terroir coming through with much greater intensity. After experimenting with some Dijon clones, Kistler became convinced that the best clone for cool climate vineyards is the Calera Clone from California, and based on what he has achieved, I cant argue. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2005 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard possesses sweet blueberry, raspberry, and forest floor notes, zesty acidity, elegance, and finesse, and a medium-bodied finish. (RP)" (12/2006)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red with a bright rim. Vibrant bouquet of wild strawberry, black raspberry, incense and Asian spices; smells like a wine made from whole clusters but Kistler told me that everything was destemmed. Pliant and juicy, offering energetic red and dark berry flavors, supple texture and silky tannins. Finishes dry but not hard, with a strong echo of sweet strawberry and superb focus. (ST)" (05/2008)

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2009 Kosta Browne "Amber Ridge" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($129.99)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Very tight, concentrated and focused, with a pronounced minerally and pebbly aroma that carries over to the palate. Full-bodied, dense and perfumed, this is slow to unfold but does so in a pure, pleasing way. Drink now through 2019. (JL)" (08/2011)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "About as close to the classic Russian River Valley mark for Pinot Noir as any in this Issue, the Amber Ridge bottling sports keenly focused ripe cherry fruit that manages at one and the same time to both concentrated and on the subtle side of the varietal equation. Medium-full to full in body, velvety in texture and balanced to youthful firmness in its underbelly, this lovely bottling is a bit rounder than some here but should age well nonetheless." (10/2011)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. More musky and powerful than the Keefer Ranch bottling, showing dark berry and cherry character and notes of smoked meat and mocha. Broad, chewy and powerful, offering rich cherry compote and black raspberry flavors and a note of bitter chocolate. Quite a bit richer than the excellent 2008, which is lovely right now, by the way. Finishes on a sneaky note of candied rose, with solid punch. Give this some time in bottle. (ST)" (05/2011)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Amber Ridge Vineyard bursts onto the palate with black cherries, mint, flowers and cola. It boasts gorgeous depth in a sexy, voluptuous style that is very inviting. The long finish is peppered with layers of expressive fruit. The Amber Ridge was made from fully destemmed fruit. This is the last vintage of the Amber Ridge, now that the vineyard has been sold to Nickel & Nickel. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. (AG)" (02/2012)

2004 Kosta Browne "Cohn Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($129.99)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers gorgeous fruit, pure, rich and layered, with a vivid mix of dark berry, raspberry, plum, tar, sage, cedar, anise and mineral flavors, all unfolding gracefully. Long finish. (JL, Web-2012)"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very good deep red. Very ripe aromas of cherry, smoke and spicy oak. Large-scaled and expressive, with a creamy, liqueur-like raspberry and chocolate character framed by noticeable oak. Finishes with big, chocolatey tannins. This vineyard was the first Pinot source for Kosta and Browne; their first bottling was from vintage 2000. (ST)" (05/2006)

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2012 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($114.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I believe a new vineyard, the 2012 Pinot Noir Giusti Vineyard, shares some similarities to the the Koplen Vineyard, with its intense, focused style. Showing plenty of plum, licorice, toasted spices (cinnamon) and hints of vanilla bean, this beauty flows onto the palate with no hard edges, beautiful mid-palate density and a focused, lengthy feel on the finish. Nothing is out of place here, and it's a rock-star bottle of wine ... (JD)" (10/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, incense and cola, with a bright mineral note adding lift. On the palate, vibrant red and dark berry flavors deepen with air while retaining very good clarity. Firms up on the penetrating finish, which features youthfully chewy tannins and a whiplash of bitter cherry. (ST)" (05/2014)

92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch, from an early-ripening site in the Russian River Valley, is rich and exuberant to the core. Clovers, violets, menthol, smoke and cloves wrap around a core of dark, inky fruit. I imagine the 2012 will drink well for a number of years, but I would prefer to enjoy it on the young side, while the fruit retains its juiciness. This site in Forestville was founded by Italian immigrants in the 1870s. (AG)" (01/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, with a dense, expansive core of dark berry, mineral, dried herb, dried porcino mushroom and black tea flavors, ending with dry, gripping tannins and a pleasant push of fruit on the finish." (09/2014)

Connoisseurs Guide: " *One Star*Among those Kosta Browne bottlings that lean a little more to ripeness and a fairly plush Pinot with a big, creamy oak presence, this one is charged with a full dose of cherry- and strawberry-like fruit with intriguing accents of dusty roses. It is full and quite supple with nominal tannins and a touch of eleventh-hour heat to its less-than-genteel finish, but a bit of polish will come even if elegance may not..." (07/2014)

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2013 Kosta Browne "Giusti Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($124.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Russian River Valley and the newest single vineyard from this team (the first vintage was 2012), the 2013 Pinot Noir Giusti Vineyard is another big, rich, full-flavored Pinot Noir that gives up slightly lifted notes of dark fruits, graphite and peppery spice. Almost completely destemmed and aged 16 months in 40% new French oak, its a sensational Pinot Noir with terrific purity in its concentrated, layered and textured personality. It's superb today, but will cruise through at least 2023. (JD)" (10/2015)

94 points Vinous: "A real stand out, the 2013 Pinot Noir Giusti Ranch is the most exciting wine in this range from Kosta Browne. A wild, almost exotic bouquet melds into a core of intense, punchy fruit, all supported by vibrant beams of acidity and tannin. Pomegranate, blood orange, spices and mint explode onto the resonant finish. The interplay of structure and the overt fruit is super-intriguing. At times, a hint of whole clusters comes through, but the 2013 was done with fully destemmed fruit. This is one of the most complete and compelling wines I have tasted from Kosta Browne. Readers who have access to the 2013 should not hesitate, as it is truly superb. (AG)" (03/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Deceptively complex, with subtle, vibrant raspberry and blackberry flavors that are fresh and vibrant, revealing touches of black cherry and red plum that are expansive. Ends with a touch of crushed rock and fresh-turned earth. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (08/2015)

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2012 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($124.99)

96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "We have lately come to the conclusion that the Keefer Ranch Vineyard just may be one of the best Pinot sites around, and Kosta Browne's 2012 version goes a long way in confirming our feelings. It is wonderfully rich in very pure and precise fruit with a lovely veneer of rich and wholly sympathetic oak, and its remarkable layering and striking palatal length make it a wine that compels sip after slow sip. Even though young, it is a brilliant wine of great reach and range, and it is an absolute keeper that we can comfortably predict will gain in beauty over the next half-dozen years. *Three Stars*" (07/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. High-pitched aromas of red berries, cherry skin and rose, with a minerally nuance gaining strength with air. Sappy and precise, offering taut raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a kick of cracked pepper. Silky tannins give shape to the long, incisive finish, which leaves spicecake and floral notes behind. (ST)" (06/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Classic in style, with pretty red berry styled fruits, assorted spring flowers, white pepper and loads of baking spices (all-spice, cinnamon, clove), the 2012 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard comes from the Green Valley appellation in the southwestern part of the Russian River Valley. It has a beautiful core of sweet fruit, medium-bodied richness, and a lively, fresh feel on the palate, with an emphasis on elegance and texture over power and richness. Much more on the pretty end of the spectrum, I don't think this will make old bones, but it's a wonderful drink today. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years. (JD)" (10/2014)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Generous, focused flavors of spicy plum and wild berry notes are at the core, with firm tannins. Well-proportioned, ending with supple wilted rose and raspberry accents that are clean and persistent. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2014)

90 points Vinous: "As is often the case, the 2012 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard is one of the more supple, open wines in the range. Dark red cherries, sweet spices, licorice, tobacco and smoke add nuance as this juicy, resonant Pinot shows off its racy, caressing personality. Ideally, readers will want to drink the Keefer over the next few years, while the flavors remain vibrant and punchy. (AG)" (01/2015)

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2009 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($129.99)

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: " *Two Stars* Perhaps the most concentrated of this set of wines, this ripe and rich effort is impressive now and will remain so for years to come. Its early openness smacks of cherries and raspberries with hint of plums, and yet there is a lifting sense of backbone and sturdiness to its aromas again to its flavors that makes it into something quite special. Its finish is somewhat less polished than many of its mates, and we would hold off for two to four years while it rounds out." (10/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, tight and somewhat closed, but with a wealth of flavor built around ripe plum, black cherry and blueberry. Juicy and full-bodied, showing a nice tannic backbone on the finish. Drink now through 2019. (JL)" (08/2011)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright violet. Perfumed array of red and dark berry and floral qualities, along with notes of allspice and incense. A sexy floral note comes up with air and carries onto the palate, which offers sweet raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Doesn't let up on the finish, which echoes the raspberry note and shows wonderful intensity. (ST)" (06/2011)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard is gorgeous. Black cherries, menthol, spices, violets wrap around the palate in this sensual, alluring wine. Here the aromas and flavors tend towards the dark, sepia-toned end of the spectrum. The Koplen is layered, complete and totally beautiful. There is an element of gravitas that is particularly appealing. The Koplen was partially vinified in wood uprights, with 18% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. (AG)" (02/2012)

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2010 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($119.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard is a classic Russian River Pinot. Plums, black cherries, mint, licorice and sweet spices all flesh out in the glass. I very much like the length and overall sense of polish. In 2010 the Koplen is striking in its beautiful balance and radiant, supple personality. The Koplen is among the wines that were partially fermented in oak vats, 20% in this case. In 2010, the Koplen also includes 20-25% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. (AG)" (04/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Heady aromas of strawberry, cherry-cola, potpourri and spicy oak. Silky, sweet and seamless, with superb depth and energy to its red berry and floral pastille flavors. Extremely suave pinot that shows excellent energy and clarity on the persistent, floral finish. (ST)" (05/2012)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Complex cherry, plum and raspberry flavors are ripe, moderately rich and layered, turning delicate and elegant, where the plummy flavors reverberate. Best from 2013 through 2023. (JL)" (08/2012)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Showing a just a hint of cranberry-like pertness to its otherwise mildly creamy aromas of plump, fully ripened cherries, this quite generous and forthright Pinot is very much driven by fruit in the mouth. A bare bit of chalky dryness arrives at the last minute and tempers the impression of fruit at the finish, but service with richer foods in the short term and/or a few more years of rest in the cellar seem all but certain to set everything right." (10/2012)

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2011 Kosta Browne "One Sixteen" Russian River Valley Chardonnay - 2 available ($64.99)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Although slightly subdued in the nose and a bit on the tight side even if showing nominal green-apple fruit beneath a well-tailored oaky veneer, this wine exhibits far more of most everything once in the mouth with plenty of fruity substance and energy to spare. That said, it is still on the firm side with respect to structure and balance, and it narrows a bit at the finish, but its lively fruit stays the course and does not lag in the least. Match this one up with scallops in cream sauce if patience comes hard, but our recommendation is that it be left to sit for another twelve months." (09/2013)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Green-tinged gold. A complex bouquet evokes lime, lemongrass and white flowers, with a smoky, leesy overtone. Spicy, firm and precise, offering lively citrus zest flavors and a deeper touch of honeydew. Packs a punch but comes off lithe and nervy, with an exotic coconut quality and a lingering floral note on the very long finish. (ST)" (06/2013)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and perfumed, with pretty floral scents wrapped around lively and refreshing flavors of subtle tangerine and nectarine. (JL)" (07/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Chardonnay One Sixteen comes across as a bit compact and energetic in this vintage. Lemon pastry, white flowers and crushed rocks all come to life in the glass. The 2011 is all about energy, dynamism and length. In that sense, it is a typical wine for the year, long on persistence. Some of the fruit was fermented in concrete eggs, a recent arrival to the winery. (AG)" (04/2013)

K&L Notes: From the makers of much sought-after Pinot Noir, this Chardonnay was made from grapes sourced from the same cool growing region, within several miles of the winery's production facility. "One Sixteen" is named for Highway 116, which runs through the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley appellation, where vines grow in sandy, Goldridge soil. According to the winery's tasting notes, it's "a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sweet spot within the Russian River Valley. These sites all have superb micro-climates, offering just the right amount of warmth during the day and very cool nights, which leads to intensely focused wine with generous natural acidity." While their 2010 vintage was comprised of just three vineyard sources, fruit for the 2011 was sourced from El Diablo, Heintz, Searby, Ulises Valdez and the Martinelli family's Charles Ranch and Zio Tony Vineyards.

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2012 Kosta Browne "One Sixteen" Russian River Valley Chardonnay - 1 available ($69.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous Chardonnay, the 2012 One Sixteen offers both incredibly classy elegance, as well as building richness and texture. Ripe stone fruits, lemon curd, white flowers, liquid mineral, brioche and toast all emerge from the glass, and this beauty has a medium to full-bodied, elegant, taut and energetic profile on the palate that keeps you coming back to the glass. Staying lively and refreshing, with vibrant acidity, this beauty will age gracefully for over a decade (although bottles would not last that long at my house). (JD)" (10/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. High-pitched aromas of Meyer lemon, pear skin and smoky minerals, with a hint of clove in the background. Tight, mineral-driven orchard fruit flavors put on weight with air and pick up a sexy floral quality and a touch of dried fig. Finishes tight and long, with an emphatic mineral kick. (ST)" (05/2014)

91 points Vinous: "Kosta Browne's Chardonnay One Sixteen is open and very pretty. A wine of pure texture, the 2012 impresses for its soft, caressing personality. Lemon peel, white flowers and spices all flesh out in a resonant, highly appealing Chardonnay. I would prefer to drink the 2012 in its youth, while the fruit remains vibrant. Light tropical-inflected notes linger on the close. As has been the case for the last few years, the Chardonnay was done partly in oak. Vineyard sources include Zio Tony, El Diablo, Searby, Ulises Valdez, Charles Ranch and Heinz. (AG)" (02/2014)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Tight and concentrated, with a trim mix of subtle pear, honeysuckle, green fig and apple flavors. Aromas of fresh citrus and honeydew gain through the long and persistent finish. (JL)" (07/2014)

K&L Notes: A note from the Winery: "Our One Sixteen Chardonnay is named after the Gravenstein Highway 116 which cuts through the town of Sebastopol, where this wine embodies the true character of the Green Valley sub-appellation; a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir hot spot within the Russian River Valley. The 2013 vintage is sourced from seven incredible vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley: Boudreaux, El Diablo, Heintz, Searby, Ulises Valdez and Martinelli’s Charles Ranch and Zio Tony Vineyards. These sites all have superb microclimates, generous natural acidity."

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2008 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 2 available ($99.99)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, rich and extracted with deep currant and berry fruit, with mineral, sage and tea. (JL, Web-2012)"

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "As generously filled and as carefully balanced as any Pinot in this month's review, Kosta Browne's Russian River Valley bottling is absolutely brimming with succulent cherries overlain by lots of creamy oak. What it may lack in complexity, it more than makes up for in its ebullient young fruit, and we would not rule out an increased sense of the former after it has had a couple of years in which to develop. Still, it is so rich and inviting right now that impatience is hard to condemn." (06/2010)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Muskier and more brooding than the Sonoma Coast bottling, showing black raspberry, oak spice, cola and dried rose qualities. Round and sappy in the mouth, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and showing no rough edges. Pretty seductive already, with very good finishing cling and an echo of cherry-cola. (ST)" (05/2010)

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2009 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 7 available ($89.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Vibrant nose suggests candied cherry, rose petal and smoky minerals. A pliant, sweet fruit bomb in the mouth, with fresh flavors of red fruit preserves and flowers. A refreshingly bitter herbal note adds complexity to the persistent, penetrating finish. This is already delicious. (ST)" (05/2011)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh, bright, ripe black cherry, raspberry and light floral scents lead off in this supple, fleshy, full-bodied red, which is complex and layered on the palate, maintaining its core fruitiness and gaining subtle touches of dark berry and spice. (JL)" (08/2011)

90 points James Suckling: "A fruity and juicy red with dried strawberry and lemon rind character that follows through to a medium body, with fine tannins. Fresh finish." (06/2012)

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2010 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($89.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: " Rich and expressive, with bold layers of ripe blueberry, plum and wild berry flavors that show touches of spice and espresso. At points open-knit, yet tightening on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2023. *Top 100 Wines of 2012, Highly Recommended* (JL)" (08/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Pungent, highly aromatic red berry and cherry aromas show an array of floral, Asian spice and herb nuances. Ripe but energetic black raspberry, cherry-cola flavors show a subtle smoky earthiness and gain sweetness with air. Finishes sappy and long, with a strong whiplash of bitter cherry. (ST)" (05/2012)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is juicier, richer and rounder than the Sonoma Coast bottling tasted alongside it. Here it's the immediacy of the fruit that speaks loudest. Cinnamon, cherries, plums and mint are some of the notes that flesh out on a juicy, exuberant finish that captures the essence of Russian River Pinot. (AG)" (04/2013)

K&L Notes: From the winery: "The 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of eleven vineyards which lie in cool areas throughout the Russian River Valley. Russian River Valley is a complex region, and this Pinot Noir has many layers and complexities. The wine shows a range from bright red fruits to brambly voluptuous characteristics, all hallmark of the appellation. The individual lots are all unique, providing distinct aromas and flavors, and giving the blend broad complexity."

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2012 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 5 available ($89.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The straight 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a gorgeous Pinot. Subtle and nuanced, yet no lightweight, it offers layers of mulled red and black fruits, cinnamon, loamy earth and dried flowers on the nose. Every bit as good on the palate, with a medium to full-bodied, supple and layered profile, it has excellent mid-palate depth, a fabulous texture and a clean finish. It's already hard to resist, but it will evolve nicely through 2022. (JD)" (10/2014)

92 points Vinous: "Sweet floral and red berry notes take shape in the 2012 Pinot Noir (Russian River). This soft, perfumed Pinot is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years, while the fruit retains its joyful exuberance. This is another gorgeous appellation-level Pinot from Kosta Browne. (AG)" (01/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator: "A strikingly graceful, complex and layered effort that puts the raspberry, wild berry, anise and floral scents front and center, and keeps them at the forefront through the long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. (JL)" (09/2014)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Intense aromas of strawberry preserves, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a spicy nuance adding lift. Lively and precise on the palate, offering zesty red fruit and blood orange flavors that become fleshier with air. Finishes racy and long, with silky tannins building slowly and shaping the plush red berry and cherry flavors. (ST)" (05/2014)

2005 L'Angevin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($29.99)

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1995 Lancaster "Estate Reserve" Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend - 4 available ($59.99)

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1996 Lancaster "Estate Reserve" Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($59.99)

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2009 Lewis Cellars "Barcaglia Lane" Russian River Valley Chardonnay - 6 available ($49.99)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Touches of creamy, toasty oak fold in with a range of ripe, intense apple, pear, honeysuckle, fig and honeydew melon flavors in this full-bodied white, which is still a bit pithy yet gains subtle flavor nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2016." (07/11) Lewis' Barcaglia Lane bottling receives four additional months of barrel aging on the lees resulting in broad texture and fine detail. It is sourced from a single rolling vineyard in the Russian River Valley, part of the famed Dutton Ranch. Planted in 1998, the site consists of 3 sloping blocks planted to three different clones. The wine is strikingly aromatic with ripened mandarin, blood orange and spiced apple fruits, shot through with honeysuckle and hazelnut spice. Voluptuously built with plenty of curves, the richly woven palate gives way to a lively citrus laced finish. 350 cases produced.

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2015 Martinelli "Bondi Home Ranch - Water Trough Vineyard" Green Valley Pinot Noir ($69.99)

97 points Vinous: "The 2015 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch, from Marinelli's coolest Pinot site, is another stunner. Silky, nuanced and wonderfully expressive on the palate, the 2015 possesses remarkable intensity but in a decidedly mid-weight style by Martinelli standards. Dense and compact in its center, the 2015 needs at least a few years to open up. Even today, though, it is dazzling. Early to bloom and late to ripen, Bondi Home Ranch enjoys an especially long growing season. (AG)" (03/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Bold and assertive, with a rich, potent mix of dark fruit giving this a distinctive personality, veering into black licorice and anise notes. The savory, long and persistent aftertaste keeps the flavors reverberating. (JL)" (06/2017)

K&L Notes: Bondi Home Ranch is planted with Pinot Noir clones 115, 777, 667, 828, 943, and Calera. The 2015 vintage was marked by an early growing season and a reduced crop which finished with very good quality. The wine was aged in 80% new French oak for one year before bottling. From the winery: "The nose on the 2015 Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir is crisp black tea, boysenberry and spice box. The palate offers seamless, mouth-coating tobacco and blue fruit."

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The Bondi Home Ranch is mid-weight and has a lot of subtle flavors that are refreshing and vibrant. Nice dark berry that shows some weight, cedar wood, tea and light cinnamon and cardamom. If you lay this baby down for a short nap, when it wakes up you should have a beauty on your hands.

Staff ImageStephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 17, 2017

During our recent Sonoma trip, we stopped at Martinelli to check out their current releases and the Bondi Home Ranch Pinot was a true standout. Full of baking spices and herbal tea, this Pinot is a bit more savory but still has beautiful fruit components like boysenberry jam and is super silky in texture. Delicious!

Staff ImageMari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 17, 2017

I poured this Martinelli Pinot Noir at a public tasting last weekend and everyone went crazy for it. The thing I love about this pinot noir is how adaptable it is to everyone's palate and preferred style. People who like a little upfront fruit will like it. People who like a touch of toastiness will like it. People who like a little bit of secondary aromatics will like it. People who like structure will like. This pinot noir fits all of the above. Loaded with beautiful exotic wood and savory spice notes, the dark brooding fruit on the palate gives way to even more savory notes and crushed floral elements on the finish. I'm always looking for a wine to go with every occasion and every crowd and I just found my wine!

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2007 Martinelli "Bondi Home Ranch-Water Trough Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($59.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Vibrant red and dark berry scents are complicated by white pepper, dried rose and smoky minerals. Impressively fresh strawberry and black raspberry flavors stain the palate, picking up a bitter licorice quality on the back end. Puts on weight with air and finishes with a jolt of smoky Indian spices. This is the most open-knit of the pinots this year." (06/2009)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, fleshy, full-bodied and expansive, with a mix of savory berry, herb, tea, tobacco and earth. Well-focused and well-proportioned, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2013. 650 cases made." (06/2009)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The only Pinot Noir I tasted was the dark ruby-hued, medium to full-bodied 2007 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch, which exhibits notes of soy, lavender, sweet and sour cherries, spice box, forest floor, and pomegranate. This impressive Pinot should drink well for 5-7 years. A limited number of wines were presented to me for tasting at Martinelli. Sadly, Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer have departed as consultants to concentrate on their own vineyard. Nevertheless, Martinelli should be in good hands." (02/2010)

1998 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 1 available ($99.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The murky, plum/purple-colored 1998 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard is followed by scents of prunes, plum liqueur, licorice, smoke, coffee, and assorted Asian spices. The wine is spectacularly rich, thick, and chewy, with low acidity. Its 16+% alcohol is barely noticeable." (12/2000)

1994 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 1 available ($69.99)

1999 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 1 available ($99.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The spectacular 1999 Zinfandel Jackass Vineyard (1,700 cases of 15.9% alcohol) is compelling. An opaque garnet/purple/plum color is followed by an exotic bouquet of smoked Peking duck, plum sauce, blackberry and cherry liqueur, and Asian spices. The wine is exquisitely concentrated, thick, viscous, and rich, but dry and remarkably well-balanced, with a blockbuster finish... Year in and year out, the following wine gets my nod as one of California's greatest Zinfandels. (RP)" (10/2001)

2003 Martinelli "Seven Mules" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 1 available ($34.99)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full red. Musky aromas of strawberry and coffee. Fat, round and mouthfilling, if in a distinctly dry style. Shows more soil character than primary fruit flavor. Finishes with slightly dry-edged tannins." (05/2005)

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2009 Martinelli "Zio Tony Ranch - Grace Nicole" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 4 available ($74.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Very ripe and fleshy, with dark berry, plum and wild berry fruit that has a floral spicy edge. Full-bodied, ending with a sleek, layered aftertaste where the flavors unfold gracefully and persistently. Drink now through 2018. (JL)" (07/2011)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch is one of the more exuberant, flashy 2009 Pinots. The fruit is decidedly opulent, a ripe wine that will appeal most to readers who enjoyed the full-bodied style of Pinot. Layers of fruit build towards the big, seamless finish. A touch of alcohol comes through on the finish, but otherwise this is a fine effort. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020. (AG)" (02/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Complex, youthful aromas of red berries, cherry and spicecake. Juicy, penetrating flavors of dark berries and bitter cherry. Firm acids give this densely packed wine clarity and energy. Finishes long, juicy and aromatic, with firm tannins, hints of spicy oak and dried cherry. (ST)" (05/2011)

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2015 Patz & Hall "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($34.99)

93 points James Suckling: "A fresh and lemony chardonnay with stone and sliced apple undertones. Full body, delicious fruit and a tangy acidity but always dense and flavorful. Agile. Drink now." (05/2017)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Opening with apricot, guava and honey toast scents with a waft of butterscotch, the 2015 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch has a medium body laden with ripe stone fruit and toast flavors, marked by a lively backbone and finishing clean and fresh. (LPB)" (04/2017)

K&L Notes: Dutton Ranch is a well-respected Sonoma vineyard that Patz & Hall winery has been working with since 1998. This is mainly an old-vines vineyard, with the original block planted in 1969 to California heirloom Chardonnay selections. All the grapes are hand harvested and sorted in the field, then moved to the winery, where they are sorted again and whole-cluster pressed. After pressing, the juice is racked into French oak barrels where it ferments slowly on its lees, generally finishing alcoholic fermentation in early winter. The wine then undergoes full malolactic fermentation and ages in barrel for 11 months, after which time the wine is bottled without filtration.

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2003 Pax "Castelli-Knight Ranch" Russian River Valley Syrah - 1 available ($69.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch (which utilizes 75% stems) is primordial, broodingly backward, black/purple-colored. Despite its freshness and vivaciousness, this is a monster Syrah with superb purity, huge, chewy flavors, and notes of graphite, crushed rocks, pepper, and creme de cassis. (RP)" (12/2005)

93-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium ruby. Knockout pungent aromas of black olive tapenade, Tellicherry pepper, crushed rocks and iron; like a blend of Cornas and Cote-Rotie. The flavors of liquid rocks and black pepper are framed by integrated acidity and mount impressively toward the back. A wine of building power, not at all sweet and quite dominated today by its tannic spine. From a north-facing hillside rich in rocky orange clay. (ST)" (06/2005)

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