2016 Vintage Notes

Beginning earlier than expected, the 2016 harvest brought exceptional quality fruit with a relatively normal yield.  Welcomed winter rains helped to alleviate the drought, encouraging an even growing season and stellar juice. 

Kosta Browne 2016 Vintage

Beginning earlier than expected, the 2016 harvest brought exceptional quality fruit with a relatively normal yield.  Welcomed winter rains helped to alleviate the drought, encouraging an even growing season and stellar juice. 

2016 Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2016 Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir

Vintages

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.