2017 Fall Release Vintage Notes

Our statewide drought continued in 2015 and affected yields dramatically. The majority of our vineyards produced far less fruit than we expected but the upside was that the quality was incredible. 2015 might be small in terms of volume but it is of the highest caliber with great consistency across all appellations. Another vintage to make us all smile.

Kosta Browne 2017 Fall Release Vintage

Our statewide drought continued in 2015 and affected yields dramatically. The majority of our vineyards produced far less fruit than we expected but the upside was that the quality was incredible. 2015 might be small in terms of volume but it is of the highest caliber with great consistency across all appellations. Another vintage to make us all smile.

2017 Fall Release Wine Notes

Single Vineyard Wines

2015 Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2015 Gap's Crown Vineyard 1.5L, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2015 Kanzler Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2015 Cohn Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2015 Giusti Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2015 Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2015 Keefer Ranch 1.5L, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2015 Koplen Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2015 Garys' Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2015 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2015 Rosella's Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir

Winemaker Series

2015 4 Barrel, California, Pinot Noir

Vintages

2017 Fall Release

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.