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We Speak Wine USD 124.99 750ml

Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma 2016

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Notes: This Sonoma Coast vineyard was developed specically with Pinot Noir in mind. Bold sweeping elevation changes and clonal selections define this exemplary property which is farmed to exacting standards. For us, Gap’s Crown is all about a professional singular focus on Pinot Noir and we love it. Steep hillsides and a variety of clones help add diversity to this vineyard whose aspects were carefully planted to encourage even sunlight exposure during the final stages of fruit ripening. The Sonoma Coast influence is key for Gap’s Crown – located in the Petaluma Gap where late season fog becomes trapped and takes longer to burn off. The fruit is allowed to hang a little longer creating more balanced and evolved flavors. We’ve been working with the vineyard since 2006 and enjoy a long-term lease on 37 acres. This allows us to manage how the vineyard is farmed and exercise our influence as an estate producer. Gap’s Crown has become the backbone of our Sonoma Coast program and we believe the viticultural standards at work here are second to none. Tasting Notes: Nose: Purple fruit with cherry and raspberry character. Hints of violets on the nose. Mouth: Full body that is very dense with dened layers. Agile and fresh with hints of salt. Fermentation: 83% stainless steel tank / 10% concrete / 20% aged in wood vessels for 15 months / 15% whole cluster / 3-5 day cold soak / 9-15 day ferment Oak: 40% new French oak / aged 15 months Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.59 TA: 5.5 g/L ** Only 6 in Stock **

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Kosta Browne Winery:
Flavorful, intense wines - that is our goal. We believe every wine should be bursting with flavor. This intensity should be part of a greater balance. We find that each of our vineyards has its own "sweet spot" of balance. It is our charge to guide each vineyard to its optimum flavor potential. Our single vineyard wines are blended to express the specific qualities and consistencies of our ped... Read more
Flavorful, intense wines - that is our goal. We believe every wine should be bursting with flavor. This intensity should be part of a greater balance. We find that each of our vineyards has its own "sweet spot" of balance. It is our charge to guide each vineyard to its optimum flavor potential. Our single vineyard wines are blended to express the specific qualities and consistencies of our pedigreed vineyards. Pinot Noir is the perfect palate to define the terroir of these plantings. We offer two appellation wines: our Sonoma Coast and Russian River. These wines are blended to represent the best of our vineyards in each specific appellation. Quality is of utmost importance with these blends. Read less

External Reviews for Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2018

Notes: This Sonoma Coast vineyard was developed specically with Pinot Noir in mind. Bold sweeping elevation changes and clonal selections define this exemplary property which is farmed to exacting standards. For us, Gap’s Crown is all about a professional singular focus on Pinot Noir and we love it. Steep hillsides and a variety of clones help add diversity to this vineyard whose aspects were carefully planted to encourage even sunlight exposure during the final stages of fruit ripening. The Sonoma Coast influence is key for Gap’s Crown – located in the Petaluma Gap where late season fog becomes trapped and takes longer to burn off. The fruit is allowed to hang a little longer creating more balanced and evolved flavors. We’ve been working with the vineyard since 2006 and enjoy a long-term lease on 37 acres. This allows us to manage how the vineyard is farmed and exercise our influence as an estate producer. Gap’s Crown has become the backbone of our Sonoma Coast program and we believe the viticultural standards at work here are second to none. Tasting Notes: Nose: Purple fruit with cherry and raspberry character. Hints of violets on the nose. Mouth: Full body that is very dense with dened layers. Agile and fresh with hints of salt. Fermentation: 83% stainless steel tank / 10% concrete / 20% aged in wood vessels for 15 months / 15% whole cluster / 3-5 day cold soak / 9-15 day ferment Oak: 40% new French oak / aged 15 months Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.59 TA: 5.5 g/L ** Only 6 in Stock **



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