2019 Fall Offering Vintage Notes

At Kosta Browne, we are obsessed with Pinot Noir. It is an ancient grape that profoundly reflects both the character of each growing season and the place where it is grown. The finest Pinot grapes are able to transform into thought-provoking wines that stir the senses and age eloquently over time.  

Embodying our two decades of wisdom and experience as both winegrowers and winemakers, we believe our 2017 Single Vineyard wines possess a magic all their own. The season began with ample rainfall in winter and spring that energized the vines, and was followed by a sun-filled summer that ensured abundant ripeness. As a result, our 2017 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer beautiful depth, concentration and vibrant fruit.

Kosta Browne 2019 Fall Offering  Vintage

At Kosta Browne, we are obsessed with Pinot Noir. It is an ancient grape that profoundly reflects both the character of each growing season and the place where it is grown. The finest Pinot grapes are able to transform into thought-provoking wines that stir the senses and age eloquently over time.  

Embodying our two decades of wisdom and experience as both winegrowers and winemakers, we believe our 2017 Single Vineyard wines possess a magic all their own. The season began with ample rainfall in winter and spring that energized the vines, and was followed by a sun-filled summer that ensured abundant ripeness. As a result, our 2017 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer beautiful depth, concentration and vibrant fruit.

First Pick
8/18/2017, El Diablo, Robert Young & Montrachet Chardonnay
Last Pick
10/4/2017, Cerise D3 115 Pinot Noir
Smallest Lot
Several one-barrel lots, of note: Keefer Estate 828/777 Whole Cluster Wood Ferment, Freestone Quarter Moon 828 Whole Cluster Amphora, Bootlegger's Hill 459/23 Wood Ferment
Largest Lot
Keefer Vineyard, Swan Stainless Ferment
New this Year
High vigor vineyard due heavy rains produced thick canopies requiring multiple passes and extensive precision viticulture.
Fact of note
We have three wines included within the offering that are unfiltered: Thorn Ridge Ranch Pinot Noir, 4-Barrel Pinot Noir and El Diablo Chardonnay.

2019 Fall Offering Wine Notes

Single Vineyard Wines

2017 Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2017 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2017 Giusti Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2017 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2017 Thorn Ridge Ranch, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2017 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2017 El Diablo, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay

Winemaker Series

2017 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir

Vintages

2019 Fall Offering

A vintage possessing an irreplaceable magic that resulted in wines with depth, concentration, vibrant fruit, and elegance. 

2017

A concentrated harvest with high-quality fruit. 

2016

A stellar vintage to end the drought.

2015

Another vintage to make us all smile.

2014

Epic vintage. Near perfect conditions with yields to match.

2013

Quite simply, 2013 offered us truly wonderful conditions and allowed each vineyard to shine despite the recent statewide drought.

2012

Post-card growing season helped nurture a good crop of brilliant quality. A welcome respite from more difficult years.

2011

A challenging vintage but one we relished. Cool and wet spring followed by late rains during harvest caused some concern.

2010

Temperature extremes pushed us and our vineyards but the efforts paid off with resulting high quality.

2009

A joy of a vintage with near perfect growing conditions throughout the year.

2008

A difficult year - with frost, heat and drought all making an appearance.

2007

An ideal, if early, vintage with consistent weather and temperatures throughout the season.

2006

A cool spring was tempered by a hot July but overall, a cooler and more elegant year.

2005

Marked by cool weather that allowed fruit to mature gracefully. A sleek vintage.

2004

Excellent year. Slightly earlier harvest due to warmer temperatures.