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2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 357220-2010

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  • Rating: 89

    Black cherry liqueur aromas introduce plush and exceptionally rich flavors that possess impressive mid-palate concentration before culminating in a suave, palate coating and dusty finish that delivers fine length and solid complexity. There is a touch of warmth but if the proper serving temperature is maintained it shouldn't be a significant detraction. This could easily be enjoyed now or held for a few years first.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Rating: 94

    Broad-shouldered, very ripe and rich, with great intensity and concentration to the baked berry notes, mixing blueberry, wild berry, plum and raspberry. Ends with fresh earth, wilted rose and subtle berry flavors. Drink now through 2020. 1,615 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2010 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown is a smoking effort that has both aromatic complexity and richness and depth on the palate. Offering up a slightly savory, exotic profile of darker berry fruit, ground herbs, olive, spiced meats and forest floor, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a core of sweet fruit and an all-round mouth filling, layered and concentrated profile. It took an hour to open up, so decant if drinking anytime soon.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Another highlight, the 2010 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard is one of the most vivid, totally alive wines in this lineup. There is a lot going on in the glass, starting with beautifully delineated aromatics, great definition in the fruit and a long, creamy finish. Now that Kosta-Browne investor Bill Price has also purchased Gaps Crown, this site becomes an estate vineyard for the winery. All the elements are in place for the 2010 to develop beautifully in bottle, but I will not be surprised if future vintages are even better. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Adriel L
Kosta-Browne started its supersonic trek to celebrity status in 1997, when pals Dan Kosta and Michael Browne pooled their restaurant tips and purchased a half ton of Pinot Noir, a manual crusher-de-stemmer and a used barrel. Adding the business and investment-savy Chris Costello gave Kosta Browne the requisite resources to expand into the Pinot force they are today. Fruit is sourced from top-notch vineyards in the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands. Their philosophy is to make Pinots that express intense flavor and the "sweet spot" of their respective vineyards. In addition to their vineyard-designate wines, Kosta Browne also produces two blends: one from the Sonoma Coast and the other from Russian River.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 578 bottles owned
  • 129 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 129 collectors)