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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2015 Giusti Ranch, Pinot Noir

Farmed by the Giusti family since 1870's

Facts of Note

FARMING

Giusti family for 150 years

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.

2015 Giusti Ranch Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

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

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5-ton open top and 1-ton wood tank / 22% wood tank / 22% concrete tank / 3 day cold soak /9-14 day ferment
Oak
44% new French oak / 5% concrete / aged 16 months
Alcohol
14.1%
pH
3.55
TA
6.2 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Extremely opulent and vivid on the nose with blackberry, blueberry and flower.

Mouth: Full body, velvety tannins and wonderful energy. Strong lingering finish, this is a real Russian River pinot with a modern clarity.