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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2014 Kanzler Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Classic goldridge soils combined with cool coastal climate

Facts of Note

PLANTED

1996

FARMING

Steve and Lynda Kanzler

FERMENTATION

14% whole cluster

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.

2014 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
Wood open top tanks & concrete open top tanks / 5 day cold soak / 9 day ferment / 14% whole cluster
Oak
41% new French oak / 16 months
Alcohol
14.4%
pH
3.52
TA
6.2 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Blackberry, raspberry and violets. Briary fruits.

Mouth: Dark and rich fruit core of black currant and wild berries. The opulent fruit has more savory dried fruit highlights mid palate. Long and decadent finish.