2015 Vintage Notes

Our statewide drought continued in 2015 and affected yields dramatically. The majority of our vineyards produced far less fruit than we expected but the upside was that the quality was incredible. 2015 might be small in terms of volume but it is of the highest caliber with great consistency across all appellations. Another vintage to make us all smile.

Kosta Browne 2015 Vintage

Our statewide drought continued in 2015 and affected yields dramatically. The majority of our vineyards produced far less fruit than we expected but the upside was that the quality was incredible. 2015 might be small in terms of volume but it is of the highest caliber with great consistency across all appellations. Another vintage to make us all smile.

First Pick
August 8th - Ritchie Vineyard Young Vine Chardonnay
Last Pick
September 15th - Jenkins Ranch 777 Pinot Noir
Smallest Lot
September 6th - Klopp thorn ridge 777 0.741 tons
Largest Lot
September 1st - 2013 Gap's Crown 114 8.35 tons
Fact of note
The year of Margaritaville Chardonnay - 2013 our first Chardonnay components aged exclusively in concrete

2015 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2015 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2015 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2015 One Sixteen Russian River Valley, Chardonnay

2015 One Sixteen Chardonnay, 375 ml, 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir , 375 ml,

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.