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2017 Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

...rich, powerful bouquet of caramelized citrus, white currants, toasted hazelnuts, and brioche. Deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it has flawless balance, bright acidity, and is a profound Chardonnay...

94Wine Enthusiast

...bright, salty and broadly expansive white that's gorgeously aromatic in wet earth and rose petal. The flavors are fruity in peach and pear, with a richness that is honed by the complementary acidity.

93James Suckling

This has a very attractive, fresh array of lemons and chalky almonds and stones. The palate has a smooth, glossy and gently creamy edge with a fresh, pithy yellow-citrus and peach finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...aromas of roasted almonds, toast, white peach, gunflint and dried chamomile with touches of lemon pith. The palate is light to medium-bodied with toasty fruits, well-woven but refreshing acidity and a long, savory finish.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.