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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2016 Cerise Vineyard, Chardonnay

Complex and Vibrant

Facts of Note

DEBUT

First single vineyard Chardonnay

YIELD

Low; One ton per acre

VINEYARD

Grafted to Chardonnay in 2013

Just 65 miles north of our winery in Sebastopol, CA is a parcel of land with raw, rustic character, and potential that we have only begun to tap into. It is here, in Anderson Valley, where our journey to find world-class Chardonnay brought us in 2016.  

Originally planted with Pinot Noir in 1997, the vines were grafted to Chardonnay in 2013. Tameless and wild, but nonetheless beautiful, vines sit on the eastern side of the valley, facing west, 16 miles from the coast. The terrain is unrelenting, producing incredibly low yields, just about 1 ton per acre. With slopes as steep as 30%, there is not a single block on flat ground. 

The incredible location has had a history of producing top ranking wines and we feel humbled to have the opportunity to farm this site.

2016 Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Cerise
Clones
Wente
Orientation
North East / South West
Trellising
Quad Cordon
Soil
Wolfey-Bearwallow

Technical
Details

Fermentation
100% native barrel fermentation / 2 months in stainless steel
Oak
35% new Austrian oak / 8% new French oak / aged 15 months
Alcohol
14%
pH
3.32
TA
6.5 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Honeycomb, lemon thyme and maple with hints of baking spice and faint oyster shell.

Mouth: Fresh acidity and intense minerality. Texturally rich with a crisp and bright finish.