97pts 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.
96pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Kosta Browne One-Sixteen Chardonnay is in a class of its own. This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of savory spices, dead leaves, and ripe fruit. Enjoy its generous textures and a long finish with shellfish in cream sauce.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chardonnay One Sixteen comes from six or seven different vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley. It has a soft nose of baker’s yeast, apricot, spring honey and white blossoms with a gently nutty undercurrent. The palate is medium-bodied and silky with a good blend of savory flavor and tangy uplift, finishing long and layered.
Pure, with bright lemon zest, honeysuckle, cantaloupe and notes of brioche. Precise and intentional entry with a lively energetic mid-palate, focused acidity and a round, nimble weight.