Kosta Browne Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

$139.99

94+ points                                     Extremely limited Kosta Browne single-vineyard Pinot Noir. 94+ Points Robert Parker: "Coming from steep, rocky soils on the Sonoma Coast, the 2014 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard was brought up in 25% new French oak, 16% concrete and the rest in old barrels. All of the Pinot Noirs here go into barrel dry and see malolactic fermentation in barrel. This fabulous beauty gives up notes of black cherries, spring flowers, violets and spice in a medium-bodied, ultra-pure, seamless and elegant package that will benefit from short term cellaring and then cruise for a decade on its impeccable balance... ...This was another rock star lineup from Kosta Browne and it’s certainly one of the most impressive lineups I tasted all year. And while I generally consider 2013 to be a better vintage than 2014, these 2014s are a step up over last year’s releases, which were no slouches either. The estate continues to use moderate amounts of whole clusters for their reds, and aging occurs in varying amounts of French oak (and recently, some concrete). While these are big, rich wines, they’re in no way over the top and the vast majority have classic, structured and age-worthy profiles. Other producers at this level are few and far between."

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter Yeung Delectable Pro

Herbal black cherry nose with a nutmeg undertone, lush, textured and rich palate

Herbal black cherry nose with a nutmeg undertone, lush, textured and rich palate

9.4

Doug Sayed

Tasty red fruits with a touch of spice and a nice finish. Ready to drink now. 2015 vintage.

Tasty red fruits with a touch of spice and a nice finish. Ready to drink now. 2015 vintage.

9.1

David Todd

Unreal. Thanks to Ellen for being it for us!

Unreal. Thanks to Ellen for being it for us!

9.3

Jonathan Salky

Classic big KB pinot

Classic big KB pinot

9.3

Tim L

Excellence in Pinot Noirs...2015 Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast. Smokey medium bouquet but so subtle full flavor flavor flavor deep bodied complex red-purple berry...this is a silky smooth vino cascading from glass to palate... lingering finish. No mistaking this is among best of the best Pinots. Alas...way too drinkable, and way too expensive...

Excellence in Pinot Noirs...2015 Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast. Smokey medium bouquet but so subtle full flavor flavor flavor deep bodied complex red-purple berry...this is a silky smooth vino cascading from glass to palate... lingering finish. No mistaking this is among best of the best Pinots. Alas...way too drinkable, and way too expensive...

9.4

Aaron Rankin

KB was my Pinot gateway drug. After many less extracted bottles, I always forget how dark and full any KB is. Every so often I like jumping in, albeit briefly.

KB was my Pinot gateway drug. After many less extracted bottles, I always forget how dark and full any KB is. Every so often I like jumping in, albeit briefly.

9.2

Graham

Seems typical KB big PN. Went well with the Portuguese stew.

Seems typical KB big PN. Went well with the Portuguese stew.

9.2

Howard Greenfield

Another Kosta for the week- delicious

Another Kosta for the week- delicious

9.4

Rogan Coppini

Always a good Pinot!!

Always a good Pinot!!

9.3

NapaBunny

Super grateful to have friends with great taste! Loved it!

Super grateful to have friends with great taste! Loved it!

9.7

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