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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2016 Kanzler Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Classic goldridge soils combined with cool coastal climate

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

Slow & cool

PLANTED

1996

WHOLE CLUSTER

8% 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.

2016 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
82% concrete tank / 18% stainless steel tank / 8% whole cluster
Oak
39% new French oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
14.0%
pH
3.58
TA
5.8 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Dried strawberries, watermelon, floral notes and crushed stones.

Mouth: Full-bodied, dense and layered with dark fruits that pop out of the glass. Deep and wonderful.