94 pts - new from Michael Browne!
This is the latest project of Michael Browne (Kosta Browne and CIRQ)! Limited.
94 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is pure and ripe with raspberry liqueur, fresh violets, and elegant wood spice. The palate has a weightless feel, with elegant structure and fully ripe tannins, fresh red fruit, and a floral lift. Drink it over the next 6-8 years...From winemaker Michael Browne, also of CIRQ and co-founder of Kosta Browne, Chev currently produces only three wines, two from the Russian River Valley and now one Pinot Noir from Oregon."
CHEV is a new Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Michael Browne's Cirq label. The Chev 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has layers of black cherry, dark plum and lightly candied apple. A mouth-watering red-velvety texture, with lively acidity, a combination of soft and grippy tannins and a full mouth finish, centered on the mid-palate.
Rare new release from winemaker Michael Browne of Kosta Browne!
CIRQ is a single vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Michael Browne. Browne is of course the winemaker and co owner of Kosta Browne.
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Pinot Noir sports a medium ruby, plum, almost opaque hue as well as a killer bouquet of ripe black raspberries, redcurrants, roasted herbs, loamy earth, and sandalwood. Rich, almost full-bodied, and beautifully textured, with silky, polished tannins, this is another rock star of a Pinot Noir from Michael Browne that will deliver the goods over the coming 7-8 years, probably longer, although I have no idea why you would delay gratification!"
Aromatics: Piercing notes of deep cranberry, ripe raspberry, dark cherry and light notes of baking spice. Flavors: Ripe pomegranate, rhubarb, raspberry and deep cranberry with hints of dark cherry and slight underbrush. Mouth feel: The wine immediately surrounds the tongue and deeply saturates the palate. It's as if a light velvet blanket was thrown onto a bed with thin, soft pillows slowly settling down into each crevasse providing the ultimate comfort. The wine then starts to expand to each side of the mouth slowly disappearing on the distant edges as if it were going to another place but not dying while all along continuing to hold on the mid palate.