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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2017 Koplen Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Hand farmed by Dennis. Unique & ours alone

Facts of Note

CELLAR

Drink in 2022

CLONE

Dijon 667

VINTAGE

Last ever with KB

This small property, tucked away in Russian River Valley, is owned and farmed by ex-postmaster Dennis and his wife Lynn along with their border collies Cooper and Annie. A real character, Dennis handles almost every pass of the vineyard himself.


The Koplen Vineyard lies just east of Olivet Road. Planted entirely to Dijon Clone 667, this slightly sloped vineyard shows bold fruit with complex flavors. The Koplen's farm their vineyard with meticulous care, often calling the vines their “girls.”


This wine strikes an effortless balance between strength and elegance, gliding through an enticing range of delicate red fruit flavors. As it unfurls, notes of peppermint tea, exotic spice and a kiss of fresh-cracked pepper add to the intrigue of the long finish.

2017 Koplen Vineyard Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Koplen Vineyard
Clones
667
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Bi-lateral
Soil
Arbuckle alluvial

Technical
Details

Fermentation
85% Concrete open tops / 55% Whole cluster / 50% Wood open tops
Oak
55% New French Oak for 17 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
5.44
TA
3.70 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Fresh hints of peppermint tea, bright red cherry, exotic spice and a kiss of fresh-cracked pepper.

Mouth: Mesmerizing balance between strength and elegance with delicate red fruit flavors.