2013 Vintage Notes

Quite simply, 2013 offered us truly wonderful conditions. Mother Nature answered every challenge with the correct response and our recent statewide drought did little to impact the vineyards. We were very happy with the quality of fruit that we were able to harvest throughout Sonoma County and Santa Lucia Highlands from a vintage that afforded clusters the luxury of maturing just a little longer. 2013 allowed each vineyard to shine.

Kosta Browne 2013 Vintage

Quite simply, 2013 offered us truly wonderful conditions. Mother Nature answered every challenge with the correct response and our recent statewide drought did little to impact the vineyards. We were very happy with the quality of fruit that we were able to harvest throughout Sonoma County and Santa Lucia Highlands from a vintage that afforded clusters the luxury of maturing just a little longer. 2013 allowed each vineyard to shine.

First Pick
August 30th Giusti Old Vine - 777 clones
Last Pick
October 11th Kanzler - Pommard clone
Smallest Lot
.782 tons of Keefer 23 sunside picked September 20th
Largest Lot
8.519 tns of Giusti 777 old & new vines
New this Year
Ritchie, Gantz (Calera)
Fact of note
Best lot Nickname: Walala 828 'Metallica'
 
First crush at custom built 'Barlow' winery

2013 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2013 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2013 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2013 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2013 One Sixteen, Chardonnay

Single Vineyard Wines

2013 Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2013 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2013 Cohn Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2013 Giusti Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2013 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2013 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2013 Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2013 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2013 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir

Winemaker Series

2013 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir

Vintages

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.