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Wines

We know that truly great wines are born in the vineyard. Over the years, we’ve made it our business to find incredible growers and vineyards in key appellations throughout California. Every vintage we work hard to tell the story of these chosen vineyards through the medium of wine. Our efforts hopefully reflect the character in some way, of every person and every vineyard site – the shared experiences of that year.

Appellation Wines

Our appellation blends are inspired by a desire to capture the specific beauty of each of these growing regions, which we feel are among the best in the world for Pinot Noir. Kosta Browne produces three appellation Pinot Noirs - Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands, and one Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley.

 

Our appellation blends are inspired by a desire to capture the specific beauty of each of these growing regions, which we feel are among the best in the world for Pinot Noir. Kosta Browne produces three appellation Pinot Noirs - Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands, and one Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley.

Single Vineyard Wines

Over time, we cultivate a deep understanding of each site we farm, and some come to shine brightly as single-vineyard expressions. These wines showcase Pinot Noir in a truly special manner and we do our best to allow them to sparkle each vintage. Production is limited to what the growing season offers but the character of each site and their unique sense of place is the prize.

 

Over time, we cultivate a deep understanding of each site we farm, and some come to shine brightly as single-vineyard expressions. These wines showcase Pinot Noir in a truly special manner and we do our best to allow them to sparkle each vintage. Production is limited to what the growing season offers but the character of each site and their unique sense of place is the prize.

Observations Series

The Observations series wines come straight from the heart of winemaking and represent an unrestricted approach in the cellar inspired by exceptional vineyard sources. From well-known and highly sought-after vineyards to those with an unexpected, intangible factor that must be tasted to be understood, each site, row or barrel has captured our winemaker’s attention in a unique way. These are wines of distinctive quality, unique expression, and rare availability.

 

The Observations series wines come straight from the heart of winemaking and represent an unrestricted approach in the cellar inspired by exceptional vineyard sources. From well-known and highly sought-after vineyards to those with an unexpected, intangible factor that must be tasted to be understood, each site, row or barrel has captured our winemaker’s attention in a unique way. These are wines of distinctive quality, unique expression, and rare availability.

Vintages

2018 Fall Offering

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.