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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2014 Koplen Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Hand farmed by Dennis. Unique & ours alone.

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

15% whole cluster

SHEEPDOGS

Cooper & Annie

CLONE

Dijon 667

This small property, tucked away in the middle reach of the Russian River Valley, is owned and farmed by ex-postmaster Dennis and his wife Lynn along with their border collies Cooper and Annie. A real character, Dennis handles almost every pass of the vineyard himself. We enjoy a truly close relationship with him and the vineyard - as close as we can get to farming it ourselves.

The Koplen Vineyard lies just east of Olivet Road. Planted entirely to Dijon Clone 667, this slightly sloped vineyard shows bold fruit with complex flavors. The Koplens farm their vineyard with meticulous care, often calling the vines their “girls”. We know no other vineyard owner who personally spends as much time as Dennis and Lynn in the vineyard. The wine is a reflection of this human terroir and we are privileged to be the only winery with access to Koplen.

2014 Koplen Vineyard Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Koplen
Clones
667
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Bi-lateral cordon
Soil
Arbuckle (alluvial)

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5-ton wood open top / 5 day cold soak / 9 day ferment / 15% whole cluster
Oak
23% new French oak / 16 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.52
TA
6.3 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Ripe plum and pomegranate combine with baking spice, allspice and saffron.

Mouth: The palate is multi-faceted, with a core of blueberry, berry cherry, and kola. A flint-like component exists mid palate before finishing with a sumptuous and graceful finish.