September 29, 2015

Vineyard: Giusti

AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Kosta Browne Giusti Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 650 cases, $84. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. This is a full-bodied, remarkably intensely flavored wine with amazing sap concentration. Waves of blackberry and cassis fruit attack the palate with knock your socks off, Syrah like boldness. How do you get this much fruit concentrate from Pinot Noir? Although a flamboyant mother, it still has soft balancing tannins and a velvety mouth feel. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had retained its intensity and velvety texture. Michael Browne likes rock n’ roll, and this one rocks. Score: 92. Reviewed July 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Signaterra Benziger Giusti Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.47, 825 cases, $49. From a 7-acre vineyard planted in 2000 to clones 667, 115 and 777. The vineyard is located in one of the warmer areas of the Russian River Valley, nicknamed the “banana belt” of the appellation. Certified sustainably grown. Aged in 35% new French oak for 11 months. · A fruity nose displaying aromas of Bing cherries, strawberries, raspberries, cut flowers and herbs. Delicious black cherry bombast that is discreetly concentrated and embellished with notes of dark chocolate, cola, spice and edible flowers. Silky and delicate, this wine is quite charming with respectable length on the pleasing finish. Very good. Reviewed March 11, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »