After 23 years of running the Kosta-Browne winery, which produced some of California’s most highly sought after Chardonnays, Michael Browne, brings you Chev: the focus is to produce one wine from a variety of sources to showcase the very best of a vintage.
This gorgeous expression of Chardonnay sees 14 months in 20% new French oak, 28% used French oak, 10 months aged in concrete egg and amphora, then is split evenly between used French oak and stainless steel. The nose displays Bartlett pear, apricot tart, orange blossoms and crushed slate. The palate graces you with fresh papaya, sliced apricot and light creme caramel accented with freshly grated nutmeg. An opulent texture is balanced by lively acidity, with a creamy, mineraly finish with hints of bright citrus at the end.