2013 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Much more upfront and ready to go than the Santa Lucia Highlands releases, the deep ruby colored 2013 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley offers tons of juicy berry fruits, spice, underbrush and floral characteristics in its medium to full-bodied, supple, voluptuous personality. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming 4-5 years. (JD)
The 2013 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley comes across as a bit restrained, with lovely energy to balance the expressive Russian River fruit. Dark cherry, plum, spice, cedar and cinnamon flesh out on a perfumed, sensual finish with attractive rose petal and lavender overtones. (AG)
Combines a tight, firm framework and a complex mix of dark berry, anise, gravel, road tar and savory herb notes, finishing with a long, clean, layered aftertaste. Should reward short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020. (JL)
True to the brighter, red cherry fruit that its provenance predicts yet still sporting a fair degree of richness that brings it in line with the Kosta Browne style, this very solid, medium-full-bodied wine is fully ripe and fairly lively at once. It is just tight enough to warn off hasty drinking, but it is anything but coarse or crude and will in no way offend if poured in its youth, but even a brief stay in the cellar will pay dividends and, it should continue to get better for another five years.