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Kosta Browne’s first Chardonnay, ‘One Sixteen’ is named after the Gravenstein Highway 116 which cuts through the town of Sebastopol and defines the border of Green Valley, a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Mecca in the Russian River Valley. The 2009 vintage is sourced from Martinelli’s Zio Tony Vineyard, which is located along this highway and in the heart of the Russian River Valley appellation. The site has a superb micro-climate, offering just the right amount of warmth during the day and very cool nights, which leads to intensely focused wine with strong natural acidity.
Green apple, Asian pear, orange blossom, lychee, custard, and white citrus notes.
Our One Sixteen Chardonnay exhibits lush tropical and citrus flavors, including honeysuckle, apple, tangerine zest and crème brulee. In the mouth it is vibrant, revealing Asian pear, light citrus, wet stone minerality and lively acidity leading to a long full mouth finish.