Kosta Browne "Gap&

Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2020
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [JS 94]

Regular price $225.00 Sale price $164.97 Save $60.03

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About the winery:
Founded in 1997, Kosta Browne is one of North America’s most revered wineries, recognized for making some of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, and guided by an acclaimed team that includes renowned Winemaker Julien Howsepian, Kosta Browne makes appellation and single-vineyard wines from the most coveted cool-climate vineyards across the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. In addition to partnering with the finest growers in California, Kosta Browne has an estate program that features 170 acres of vineyards through ownership or long-term leases that includes the Cerise Vineyard in Anderson Valley, Keefer Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, and a prized section of the Gap’s Crown Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Kosta Browne has earned a place on Wine Spectator’s annual list of the world’s “Top 100 Wines” seven times since 2005, including “Wine of the Year” in 2011. 

Notes from the Winemaker:
This Sonoma Coast vineyard was developed specifically with Pinot Noir in mind. Bold sweeping elevation changes and clonal selections define this exemplary property which is farmed to exacting standards. For us, Gap's Crown is all about a professional singular focus on Pinot Noir and we love it.

Steep hillsides and a variety of clones help add diversity to this vineyard whose aspects were carefully planted to encourage even sunlight exposure during the final stages of fruit ripening. The Sonoma Coast influence is key at Gap’s Crown – located in the Petaluma Gap where late season fog becomes trapped and takes a little longer to burn off. The fruit is allowed to hang a little longer creating more balanced and evolved flavors.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Lovely depth of fruit and beauty to this, with crushed-strawberry, hazelnut and floral undertones. Full and deep. White pepper and cloves at the end. Drink or hold." (Sept 2022)
96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck (2019 vintage):

"Sourced from an esteemed site in the Petaluma Gap, the 2019 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard is layered with a sweet perfume of kirsch, a hint of blue fruit, and violets. The richly textured palate is ripe with cherry and baking spice." (8/2/2022)