2011 Kosta Browne Chardonnay One Sixteen
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States of America
Warm up wine for Howell Mountain vs Stags Leap District. Clear pale yellow. Nose started out with some creamed pears, honey, sweet citrus and some light hay. As it had some time to open up it added more aromas of white and tropical fruit. Sharp moderate acidity (7/10) with a moderate body. Definitely needs to integrate further. Thinner than expected and not buttery at all. Crisp finish with a little metallic feel in the finish. Loved that it was not a butter explosion but the metallic notes in the finish and sharpness of the acidity knocked this wine down a few points.
Aged for 15 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Only 2,191 cases produced.
2016 till 2019.
Price Point:$$$ - $77.00.