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2020 Spring Offering Vintage Notes

With idyllic weather from start to finish, 2018 was one of the finest growing seasons of the past decade. Each wine within the Appellation Series embodies the unique qualities we cherish from the regions we work with.

Kosta Browne 2020 Spring Offering Vintage

With idyllic weather from start to finish, 2018 was one of the finest growing seasons of the past decade. Each wine within the Appellation Series embodies the unique qualities we cherish from the regions we work with.

First Pick
Ritchie Vineyard Young Vine South Chardonnay 8.22.2018
Last Pick
Cerise A2 115 Pinot Noir 10.15.2018
Smallest Lot
Multiple small lots from Pisoni, Zio Tony and Radian
Largest Lot
Gaps Crown 1B-115
New this Year
Inaugural release of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Fact of note
All wines 100% native fermentation.
 
Minimal winemaking intervention was required due to perfect long and mild growing season with grapes coming in at our ideal ripeness.

2020 Spring Offering Wine Notes

Appellation Wines

2018 One Sixteen Russian River Valley, Chardonnay 2018 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2018 Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2018 Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir 2018 Anderson Valley, Pinot Noir

Vintages

2020 Spring Offering

A standout vintage within the last decade.

2017

A concentrated harvest with high-quality fruit. 

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.