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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2015 Kanzler Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Classic gold ridge soils combined with cool coastal climate

Facts of Note

PLANTED

1996

FARMING

The Kanzler Family

FERMENTATION

25% 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.

2015 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
5-ton open top and 1-ton wood tank / 25% wood tank / 25% concrete tank / 3 day cold soak / 10-15 day ferment / 25% whole cluster
Oak
44% new French oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
13.8%
pH
3.59
TA
5.8 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Extremely perfumed and floral with rose, blueberry and stone.

Mouth: Full body, yet agile and exciting. Salty. Will fill in with age if you give it the chance.