2018 Kosta Browne ‘One Sixteen’ Chardonnay Russian River Valley

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Few capture the soul of California’s coastal wine-growing regions better than cult winemaker Nico Cueava, a supernatural terroir whisperer. He moves mountains with his mastery, which is undeniably evident in this beautiful Chardonnay. Luscious layers of marine salinity, lively Meyer lemon and honey-kissed brioche make us question…is he even human?

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Nico Cueva
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
14 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 39% new
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
13.8%
SKU #:
1042186
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Jeb Dunnuck

All barrel fermented and brought up in just under 40% new French oak, the 2018 Chardonnay One Sixteen has a big bouquet of buttered lemons, peach, tart pineapple, spice, and toasted bread. Beautifully textured, elegant, and seamless on the palate, with both good acidity and concentration, it's another beautiful wine from this team. I think the El Diablo Vineyard will be longer-lived (and maybe have more upside), but this is brilliant.