2019 Estate Offering Vintage Notes

Our Estate Series is a culmination of focused efforts in the vineyard and cellar, representing the treasured sites to which we are now beholden. Where apples once grew, and cattle grazed, these storied vineyards were planted in the 2000s and will forever be part of the history of exceptional California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 

The 2016 growing season was a relatively smooth operation offering little resistance and virtually no surprises during harvest. After the drought and resulting lower yields of 2015, we welcomed a healthy amount of rain and a generous crop of exceptionally high-quality fruit.
Kosta Browne 2019 Estate Offering Vintage
Our Estate Series is a culmination of focused efforts in the vineyard and cellar, representing the treasured sites to which we are now beholden. Where apples once grew, and cattle grazed, these storied vineyards were planted in the 2000s and will forever be part of the history of exceptional California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 

The 2016 growing season was a relatively smooth operation offering little resistance and virtually no surprises during harvest. After the drought and resulting lower yields of 2015, we welcomed a healthy amount of rain and a generous crop of exceptionally high-quality fruit.

2019 Estate Offering Wine Notes

Estate Series

2016 Bootlegger’s Hill, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay 2016 Treehouse, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2016 Bootlegger's Hill, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir

Vintages

2019 Estate Offering

These iconic vineyards will forever be part of the history of exceptional California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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.