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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2016 Garys' Vineyard, Pinot Noir

A unique partnership between two great characters

Facts of Note

PLANTED

1997

CLONES

23& Pisoni

WHOLE CLUSTER

6% whole cluster

The Santa Lucia Highlands appellation is centered upon the two Garys, and it is fitting they should have an eponymous vineyard. Garys’ is a partnership between Gary Franscioni and Gary Pisoni. Their experience and passion for farming are poured into this singular property. As our relationship grew, we were offered the chance to work with this unique vineyard and we jumped at the chance.


The property’s proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow and gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine and incredible fruit flavors. Quite simply, Garys’ vineyard tastes like Garys’ vineyard and continues to provide us with distinctive and exceptional fruit. We only wish we could get more.

2016 Garys' Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Garys'
Clones
23, Pisoni
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Uni-lateral Cordon
Soil
Glacial alluvial

Technical
Details

Fermentation
62% wood tank / 38% stainless steel tank / 6% whole cluster / 3-5 day cold soak / 9-15 day fermenation
Oak
47% new French oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
14.0%
pH
3.66
TA
5.8 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Classic black cherry, mint, iron and smoked earth combined with minerality.

Mouth: Beautiful palate with a medium to full body and perfectly integrated acidity. An elegant, lengthy finish.