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2010 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

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... More »

Score
91
WA 93+
WS 94
IWC 93
Drink Dates
WA: 2013-2020
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 162

Vivid ruby. Heady, expansive bouquet of candied red and dark berries, incense and Asian spices, with a smoky accent coming up with aeration. Sappy, palate-staining black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show impressive depth and energy, picking up floral and cinnamon nuances on the back half. The finish repeats the spicy note and clings with excellent tenacity.

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WA 93+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 206
Drink Dates 2013-2020

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.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator

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.

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.783%
Tasted On 11/28/2013
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