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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2013 Giusti Ranch, Pinot Noir

Farmed by the Giusti family since 1870's

Facts of Note

FARMING

Giusti family

HISTORY

once known as 'la colina' (the hill)

PLANTED

9 acres

The Giusti family’s Sonoma County roots are about as deep as you can find in California. We’ve made wine from their fruit since 2004 and have enjoyed a great relationship with patriarch Angelo and his kin. They farm their Forestville vineyard with uncommon attention to detail and work closely with us to fine tune their efforts in order to help us get the highest quality possible. This vineyard has slightly warmer days than others we source, developing darker fruit flavors in the grapes that grow around the old homestead.

This property charts the agricultural history of our region well. Farmed by the same family since 1870’s, the ranch has been planted to olives, cherries, prunes, apples and, of course, grapes. A fig tree, planted by the original founding family, still thrives on site.

2013 Giusti Ranch Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Giusti Ranch
Clones
777, 667, 115
Orientation
North/South & East/West
Trellising
Uni-lateral cordon
Soil
Goldridge

Technical
Details

Fermentation
1-ton bins, 5-ton wood open top / 5 day cold soak / 9 day ferment / 5% whole cluster
Oak
40% new French oak / 16 months
Alcohol
14.8%
pH
3.56
TA
6.4 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Cinnamon, rich red and black berries, baked cherry pie.

Mouth: Black cherry, blackberry fruit compote, layers of fruit flavors with spice.