2008 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard 750ml

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WS 93   IWC 89(+?)   Collector 82
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

The other wine I was able to guess. This shows a distinct herbal edge in this tasting, offering a subtler, subdued presence, with complex dark berry, herb and tea notes.

Drink Dates: 2011-2020
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)

Glass-staining ruby. The most brooding of the K-B stable, displaying smoky cherry and blackberry and black cardamom on the nose. Juicy, spice-accented dark fruit flavors are framed by supple tannins and complicated by mocha and smoky Indian spices. Livelier on the finish, which leaves a musky herbal quality behind.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: 150

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/30/2010
Drank too young. Nice nose of sweet cherries and smoke that only partially translated to the palate, which was a bit thin compared with other KB pinots I've had.

Rating: 80
Author: craigechols
Tasted On: 12/09/2013

Rating: 75
Author: tim mcadam
Tasted On: 05/15/2015
This was awful. I have no idea why people think Kosta Browne is making good wines. I regret this purchase.

Average rating: 91, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

95 bottles owned by 48 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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