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2011 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

750 ml

2011 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml bottle
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The 2011 Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml is from the Petaluma Gap region of California. Kosta Browne is known for their intensely-flavored and balanced wines from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. Founders Dan Kosta, Michael Browne and Chris Costello have watched their hard work pay off, rising from (essentially) garagistes in 1997 to one of the most sought-after pinot noirs from California. In fact, I recently read that the current wine club membership is maxed out at around 12,000 members and there are currently over 15,000 on the waitlist! Their 2009 Sonoma Coast received Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year award. If you love big pinots and chardonnays, then this is definitely the wine for you.

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Vinous 93 points

One of the more finessed wines in this range, the 2011 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard is showing beautifully today. Bright saline notes underpin the blue/black fruit in an intense Pinot loaded with personality. At once rich yet powerful, the 2011 is wonderfully balanced. The Gap's Crown plays in all dimensions, from floral, high-toned aromatics to dark, baritone-inflected fruit, the Gap's Crown has it all. For that reason, it is one of the best wines in the range. Kosta Browne has recently signed a long-term lease at Gap's Crown, which is run by the same group that owns the winery. While the Gaps' Crown Pinot itself is terrific, what really stands out is the importance of site and control over farming as key factors that determinine overall quality.- Antonio Galloni (02/2014)