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2016 Mt. Carmel, Pinot Noir

Facts of Note

HISTORY

Our first Single Vineyard Pinot from Sta. Rita Hills

VITICULTURE

Predominantly dry farmed

VINEYARD

Calcareous soil-based site

Planted in 1989, on steep and rugged land surrounding an abandoned Carmelite monastery, Mt. Carmel was one of the first vineyards planted in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Just 50 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California, the historic 24-acre vineyard consists of organically and primarily dry-farmed, heritage chardonnay and pinot noir clones. With a soil composition uniquely its own, the wines produced from the Mt. Carmel vineyard are strikingly exquisite. Refined, bright and uplifting, the deep concentration, exceptional depth and structural complexity are profoundly irreplaceable. 

 

2016 Mt. Carmel Sta. Rita Hills - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Mt. Carmel
Clones
667, 2A
Orientation
East/West
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Botella Clay & Limestone

Technical
Details

Fermentation
80% stainless steel / 20% concrete / 30% whole cluster
Oak
51% new French oak / 20% new Austrian oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
13.5%

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Bright red fruit with notes of citrus and toasted coffee, followed by hints of whole cluster intensity.

Mouth: Dense and energetic with refined tannins that envelope the palate, concluding in a long, profound finish.