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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2013 Kanzler Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Classic goldridge soils combined with cool coastal climate

Facts of Note

PLANTED

1996

FARMING

Steve and Lynda Kanzler

HISTORY

former apple orchard

Back in 2002, Steve Kanzler believed in Kosta Browne enough to take a chance and sell us some of our first Pinot Noir. He then doubled down and became one of our early investors. At that time a largely unknown vineyard, Kanzler has gone on to become a jewel of the Sonoma Coast. A later-ripening site, the vineyard holds the cool weather longer than others we work with. This brings a verve and edge to the character of the fruit, which keeps us coming back for more. The gently sloping vineyard is a former apple orchard, just outside the town of Sebastopol. Consisting of clones 115, 667 and Pommard, this vineyard delivers complexity, strength and purity, along with wines exhibiting a sensuous mouth feel.

2013 Kanzler Vineyard Sonoma Coast - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Kanzler
Clones
115, 667, Pommard
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Cane pruned
Soil
Goldridge

Technical
Details

Fermentation
1-ton bins, 1-ton wood open top tanks, 5-ton concrete tank / 5 day cold soak / 9 day ferment / 8% whole cluster
Oak
39% new French oak / 16 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.62
TA
5.3 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Blackberry, raspberry, violets. Briary fruits.

Mouth: Black currant, wild berries, opulent fruit. Fig and sea salted caramel mid palate. Long and decadent finish.