98 point Kosta Browne Gaps Crown


Now available the 2018 Single Vineyard Gaps Crown from Kosta Browne. Only 16 - 6 packs imported! As always top accolades for California's top Pinot producer!

The story of Kosta Browne echoes the iconic American dream—an evolution from a “tip-enve- lope” project to the production behind some of the industry’s most coveted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Kosta Browne was started by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne, two friends working at a local Santa Rosa restaurant who saved enough tip money to make their first barrel of Pinot Noir in 1997. Full of passion but short on capital, Michael developed relationships with key growers in Northern California, while Dan, along with the help of a third partner, Chris Costello, worked to market and sell the wines. The quality and popularity of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir increased rapidly, and in 2011, our 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was named Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. Today, the unparalleled success of Kosta Browne is a testament to our commitment to expressing California’s greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay regions.

#1 Wine of the Year
Wine Spectator, December 2011

#4 Wine of the Year
Wine Spectator, December 2009

#7 Wine of the Year
Wine Spectator, December 2006

#11 Wine of the Year
Wine Spectator, December 2005

 2018 Kosta Browne 
Gaps Crown Pinot Noir

SKU #593475 Case size 6X750ML
$211.95 wholesale spec 

Gap’s Crown is considered by many to be one of the best representations of what the Petaluma Gap AVA, the southern component of Sonoma Coast, is all about. Since we began working with this site in 2006, its meteoric rise into the pantheon of great Pinot Noir vineyards has been extraordinary.

Sweeping vineyards with dramatic elevation changes and clonal variety define this exemplary site. Each year, this Pinot Noir dazzles with its stunning purity and lush flavors—and 2018 is no exception. From its mouthwatering tension to its seductive, flowing flavors of blueberry, blackberry pie, and honeycomb, this is classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. To capture the site’s vibrancy, the majority of the wine was fermented in stainless steel, with a small portion aged in concrete to enhance the wine’s irresistible mouthfeel.

A hedonistic Pinot, boasting a racy nose of deep, dark wild berries, espresso, rose petals, white pepper and elegant cedar oak. Satiny layers of juicy blackberry and black cherry rush the palate with underpinnings of orange zest, salted dark chocolate, pine and black truffle. The flavours are deep and penetrating, showing the power and concentration of this cool, wind-blown vineyard, balanced by the tension and energy of the near-perfect 2018 growing season. A sleeper wine, offering plenty of upfront pleasure, but will reward those with the patience to cellar for the next 10 to 15 years. Decanter

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