Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4

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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Sept 4

#1 Post by Demian Saenz » August 28th, 2019, 5:42 pm

The single vineyard is allocating September 4. I joined the list this year so I’m getting nothing.

Anyone else going for a few bottles?

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#2 Post by Bill G » August 28th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Saving my money for Burgundy. Good stuff but their recent price increases have caused me to reflect.
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#3 Post by Steve L Gellman » August 28th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Stopped buying the single vineyards a few years ago. Bought Aubert and Cirq instead. Still a buyer of their appellation wines

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#4 Post by jhans » August 28th, 2019, 10:29 pm

Does anyone know what the pricing will be for these?
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#5 Post by AndrewH » September 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm

$98 for the Pinot Noir (there's a Chardonnay in the release as well).
$130 for 4-Barrel
$240 for magnums of the PNs.

Last year of Koplen, btw.

To answer OP's question, yes, I'll order a few, but probably fewer than past years. Trying to trim purchases and budget, and still have plenty of back vintages.
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#6 Post by Jeff_M. » September 4th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Stopped buying from KB. The price increases pushed me away.
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#7 Post by Chris Seiber » September 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm

Demian Saenz wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 5:42 pm
The single vineyard is allocating September 4. I joined the list this year so I’m getting nothing.

Anyone else going for a few bottles?
Do they give you a chance to wish list? If so, not a bad chance you'd get some.

I've waffled on the margin of getting none or just 2-3 bottles of SVDs in recent years, due (a) to the prices and (b) not being sure if I really like them more than, or even as much as, the appellation bottles. I think I'm probably going to punt this time.

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#8 Post by Bud Carey » September 4th, 2019, 1:46 pm

Chris,
I passed on the SVDs last year, so my offer this year is purely wish list.
Not sure if I'm going to bite or not.
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#9 Post by Demian Saenz » September 4th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Demian Saenz wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 5:42 pm
The single vineyard is allocating September 4. I joined the list this year so I’m getting nothing.

Anyone else going for a few bottles?
Do they give you a chance to wish list? If so, not a bad chance you'd get some.

I've waffled on the margin of getting none or just 2-3 bottles of SVDs in recent years, due (a) to the prices and (b) not being sure if I really like them more than, or even as much as, the appellation bottles. I think I'm probably going to punt this time.
No wish list when I checked this afternoon. Another wineberseker offered to share his allocation.

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#10 Post by Anton D » September 4th, 2019, 2:48 pm

We recently got to drink some 2004s. I didn't even realize there were 2004 KB wines! D'oh!

Kanzler and Koplan, I believe.

These were acquired from the winery and then tossed beneath a house in Mill Valley to lie undisturbed until their recent denouement at an in-law's house. They truly had never seen the light of day or been moved a single inch.

I was amazed by how great they were - lots of dark fruit, 'round flavors,' still alive, no overt oxidative flavors. Everybody talks about 'cola' flavors, but not a big part of it, maybe a hint because I was looking for it. It kept me bullish on this winery, for sure!
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#11 Post by Scott Butler » September 4th, 2019, 3:06 pm

Odd, I stopped buying from them about 8-9 years ago because of the price increases. When I got the email I click the link just to see the pricing, and I had a full allocation waiting for me. It's always been good juice, but I don't buy much of anything at that price point.
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#12 Post by Jmigliano » September 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm

Will buy the St. Lucia highlands single vineyards and maybe gaps crown.
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#13 Post by Dave McCloskey » September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm

I'm passing on my allocation this year.

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#14 Post by Phil Restine » September 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm

A case of Kosta Browne SVD’s are like a case of STD’s in that they are an easy pass for me.

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#15 Post by Anton D » September 6th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Phil Restine wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm
A case of Kosta Browne SVD’s are like a case of STD’s in that they are an easy pass for me.
Hmmmm.

Just how readily do you pass on your STDs?

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#16 Post by AndrewH » September 6th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Anton D wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Phil Restine wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm
A case of Kosta Browne SVD’s are like a case of STD’s in that they are an easy pass for me.
Hmmmm.

Just how readily do you pass on your STDs?

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#17 Post by Phil Restine » September 8th, 2019, 1:41 pm

Anton D wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Phil Restine wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm
A case of Kosta Browne SVD’s are like a case of STD’s in that they are an easy pass for me.
Hmmmm.

Just how readily do you pass on your STDs?

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