ready-keep2017 Kosta Browne, Bootlegger's Hill, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California

Product: 2017-0750-00-8062187
  • James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
  • Jeb Dunnuck
  • Ready, but will keep


Brought up in 45% new French oak, the 2017 Pinot Noir Bootlegger's Hill Vineyard reveals a medium ruby/translucent color as well as a complex bouquet of redcurrants, leafy herbs, damp earth, iodine, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, with an elegant texture, lots of classic Russian River spice, and outstanding length. it shows the more elegant streamlined style of the vintage, yet I suspect it's going to age gracefully. Give bottles 2-3 years and it should keep for a decade. Another estate that has changed their style (for the better, I think), Kosta Browne’s latest 2018s have beautiful purity and elegance as well as richness. They’re certainly in the top handful of wines in this report. Drink 2022-2032.
Jeb Dunnuck, (May 2020)

{***}{region}California, USA{region}
{maturity-text}Ready, but will keep{maturity-text}
[]James Suckling::96/100
[]Wine Advocate::91/100
[]Wine Spectator::91/100
[]Jeb Dunnuck::94/100 {ratings} {***}
Bottle Price 75 cl $1,265
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