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2020 Estate Offering Vintage Notes

The Estate Series is the culmination of our two-decade obsession with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and our tireless search for the most distinctive and exceptional winegrowing sites. Under the thoughtful stewardship of our team, these Estate vineyards are the source of our most remarkable wines.
Kosta Browne 2020 Estate Offering Vintage
The Estate Series is the culmination of our two-decade obsession with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and our tireless search for the most distinctive and exceptional winegrowing sites. Under the thoughtful stewardship of our team, these Estate vineyards are the source of our most remarkable wines.
First Pick
8/18/2017 - El Diablo, Robert Young, and Montrachet Chardonnay
Last Pick
10/4/2017 - Cerise, D3-115, Pinot Noir
Smallest Lot
Several one-barrel lots of note: Keefer Estate 828/777 Whole Cluster Wood Ferment, Freestone Quarter Moon 828 Whole Cluster Amphora, Bootlegger's Hill 459/23 Wood Ferment
Largest Lot
Keefer Ranch, Swan, Stainless Ferment
New this Year
Cerise Vineyard Chardonnay
 
Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir
Fact of note
Ample rains generated thick vine canopies requiring multiple vineyard passes and highly precise viticultural practices.

2020 Estate Offering Wine Notes

Estate Series

2017 Cerise Vineyard, Anderson Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Cerise Vineyard, Anderson Valley, Chardonnay 2017 Treehouse Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Bootlegger’s Hill, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2017 Bootlegger’s Hill, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay 2016 Treehouse, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir

Vintages

2020 Estate Offering

The pinnacle of our portfolio. 

2018

One of the finest growing seasons of the past 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.