Kosta Browne Chardonnay One Sixteen 2016
Meyer lemon with hints of honeycomb and orange blossom on the nose. Oyster shell, wet stone with a kiss of struck flint. Rich palate with acidity and elegance. Textural with an everlasting finish.
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck Bottled in December and sourced from sites mostly in the Russian River (there’s a small amount of Sonoma Coast in here), the 2016 Chardonnay One Sixteen is the larger production cuvée of the estate and could be thought of as the flagship Chardonnay. It reveals the fresher, crisper style of all the wines from Kosta Browne today and has lively notes of green citrus, stone fruits, toasted almonds, and white flowers.
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2016 Chardonnay One Sixteen was aged in several vessels for varying lengths of time, from five to 14 months in 26% new French oak, 25% stainless, 12% foudres, 10% concrete tanks and 2% concrete eggs. It opens with soft notes of petrichor, crushed hazelnuts, Greek yogurt and fresh apples with accents of white peaches and lime peel. The palate is light to medium-bodied with bright citrus and tree fruits with a rocky streak, tangy acidity and a long, energetic finish. This offers a nice balance of savoury and mineral character and has the structure to gain amplitude in the bottle.