For this 2017 vintage, the Kosta Browne winemaking team worked with well-known Chardonnay vineyards from the coolest parts of the Russian River Valley to retain freshness and depth in character because the fruit can age without as much of a rush. On the nose, notes of subtle tropical fruit lead onto the palate with a rich mouthfeel and flavors of pear and notes of peach crisp.
It’s hard to believe that Kosta Browne has been making wine for almost 20 years. What started as a micro-size Pinot project between Dan Kosta and Mike Browne has now become a much larger brand that continually strives to make great Pinot Noir with a small amount of Chardonnay. We’ve seen this situation occur countless times, yet this is one of the few projects that have successfully kept their attention to quality and brand intact despite their increase in production.