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Kosta Browne Appellation Wines

2014 One Sixteen, Chardonnay

Named after the highway that weaves through the region

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

8% concrete

CLONES

Wente, Calera, 95, 548, Robert Young, Montrachet, Batto

FARMING

Vineyards showcase the cooler parts of the appellation

The marine influence that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast is a powerful attribute of this region. The fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a break from daytime temperatures. The famous Chardonnay vineyards that we work with for this wine are from the coolest parts of the Russian River Valley. Here, fruit is allowed to mature a little more gracefully on the vine, which we find offers us more intensely focused flavors and generous natural acidity. Our direction for this vintage was driven by a desire to explore the diversity of soils that these vineyards possess. The minerality of certain lots shone brightly we worked to preserve those qualities in the finished wine. Every grape hits Hwy 116 to get here.

2014 One Sixteen Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Sourced from a variety of special vineyards: Boudreaux, Charles Ranch, El Diablo, Keefer Estate, Laguna Valdez, Ritchie, Woolsey and Zio Tony
Clones
Wente, Calera, 95, 548, Robert Young, Montrachet, Batto

Technical
Details

Fermentation
92% barrel fermented (228 liter barriques), 8% concrete tank
Oak
42% new French Oak / 12 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.32
TA
6.8 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Granny Smith apple, tangerine, orange blossom and honeysuckle flint, dried kiwi

Mouth: Tarte tatin, grippy tannin, minerality, kiss of oak, beeswax texture, dried tropical fruits