2017 Vintage Notes

Mother Nature delivered a concentrated harvest and our talented team worked tirelessly to bring in the fruit at peak quality. These wines are inspired by our desire to capture the essence of many of California's best vineyards for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This quest is a key force behind the wines included in every offering, and each year we strive to produce exemplary representations of vintage and terroir. 

Thank you for continuing this journey with us. It is our pleasure to share our passion with you.

Kosta Browne 2017 Vintage

Mother Nature delivered a concentrated harvest and our talented team worked tirelessly to bring in the fruit at peak quality. These wines are inspired by our desire to capture the essence of many of California's best vineyards for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This quest is a key force behind the wines included in every offering, and each year we strive to produce exemplary representations of vintage and terroir. 

Thank you for continuing this journey with us. It is our pleasure to share our passion with you.

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
Fact of note
High vigor vineyard due heavy rains produced thick canopies requiring multiple passes and extensive precision viticulture.

2017 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2017 One Sixteen Russian River Valley, Chardonnay 2017 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2017 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2017 Sta. Rita Hills, 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.