Kosta Browne Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

$119.99

94+ points                                     Extremely limited Kosta Browne single-vineyard Pinot Noir from Gap's Crown. 92 Points Antonio Galloni: "Ruby-red. Intense, spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by notes of woodsmoke and licorice. Highly perfumed on the palate, which offers sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Closes smooth and long, with resonating spiciness and subtle, well-knit tannins. ...Winemaker Nico Cueva continues to fine tune his approach at Kosta Browne, experimenting with new vinification and aging vessels. While the wines were richer and more upfront in the past, today, they have slightly more freshness and tension while not abandoning the beautiful fruit and texture that defines California wines. As I hope these notes show, these are distinctive, singular wines up there with the crème de la crème of the region."

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Ratings on Delectable

Renato Hoyle Delectable Pro

Very smooth and balanced. Sour cherry. Versatile food wine

Very smooth and balanced. Sour cherry. Versatile food wine

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

Our monthly 4th Friday event at the storage facility. No requirements, just wine you want to share with others! Always an enjoyable time. Gap's crown may be my favorite vineyard for Pinot. The fruit that comes out of here is so powerful and in your face. KB is able to get a bit of restraint out of this, but it can't fully tame it. This is a wild beast. Blackberries. Nutmeg. Birchwood. Solid backbone. Serious pedigree can be tasted throughout!

Our monthly 4th Friday event at the storage facility. No requirements, just wine you want to share with others! Always an enjoyable time. Gap's crown may be my favorite vineyard for Pinot. The fruit that comes out of here is so powerful and in your face. KB is able to get a bit of restraint out of this, but it can't fully tame it. This is a wild beast. Blackberries. Nutmeg. Birchwood. Solid backbone. Serious pedigree can be tasted throughout!

9.4

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Pretty dang good.

Pretty dang good.

9.4

Andrew S Delectable Pro

Cherry, cola, vanilla, oak.

Cherry, cola, vanilla, oak.

9.0

Jeff D. Delectable Pro

Bruit and juicy, bursting with cherry...classic Sonoma Coast.

Bruit and juicy, bursting with cherry...classic Sonoma Coast.

9.5

Marilu Sanchez Delectable Pro

Amazing Pino

Amazing Pino

10

Eric Hwang Delectable Pro

Not the extracted fruit bomb I would expect. 2011 forced a leaner wine for many and this is a prime example. Lot of great acidity and flavors of bright cherry with a long smooth finish.

Not the extracted fruit bomb I would expect. 2011 forced a leaner wine for many and this is a prime example. Lot of great acidity and flavors of bright cherry with a long smooth finish.

9.5

Chantal Forthun Delectable Pro

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Distinct oak imprint. Came across having more whole cluster than 5%. Impressive body and concentration for 2011.

Distinct oak imprint. Came across having more whole cluster than 5%. Impressive body and concentration for 2011.

8.1

Ian Blackburn Delectable Pro

Winner vs it's Grand CRU competitor but close (1996 Grivot Echez) rich plush round rewarding and pleasing - uber Pinot !!! France vs California -learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

Winner vs it's Grand CRU competitor but close (1996 Grivot Echez) rich plush round rewarding and pleasing - uber Pinot !!! France vs California -learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

9.0

Kevin Jeffery Delectable Pro

Boom!

Boom!

10

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