2014 Vintage Notes

On the heels of a wonderful 2013 came an even more special 2014. The consistency and quality of fruit from across our vineyards was astonishing and beautiful to work with. Our recent drought was somewhat lessened by welcome February rains and the vines responded with balanced and delicious fruit.

Kosta Browne 2014 Vintage

On the heels of a wonderful 2013 came an even more special 2014. The consistency and quality of fruit from across our vineyards was astonishing and beautiful to work with. Our recent drought was somewhat lessened by welcome February rains and the vines responded with balanced and delicious fruit.

First Pick
August 22nd Giusti Old Vines - 777 clones
Last Pick
October 9th Kanzler - 115 & Pommard clones
Smallest Lot
.501 tons of Giusti Terraces picked on August 25th
Largest Lot
12.195 tons of Walala picked on September 6th
Fact of note
Best lot Nickname: Gaps 828 'Angry Dragon', Runner-up : Gaps 828 'Ride the Lightning'
 
Some lots slow fermented for more than 6 months

2014 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2014 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2014 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2014 One Sixteen, Chardonnay

Single Vineyard Wines

2014 Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2014 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2014 Cohn Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2014 Giusti Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2014 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2014 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2014 Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2014 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2014 Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir

Winemaker Series

2014 4-Barrel, California, Pinot Noir

Vintages

Anniversary Offering

A celebration of twenty years making memorable wines.

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.

2017 Fall Release