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2015 Kosta Browne Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8243745 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $100
Item Sold Amount Date
I8269340 2 $77 Jun 12, 2022
I8250704 1 $75 Jun 5, 2022
I8175958 1 $77 Apr 10, 2022
I8159690 1 $75 Apr 3, 2022
I8141574 4 $75 Mar 20, 2022
I8115786 1 $105 Feb 20, 2022
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RATINGS

97James Suckling

Blueberry, blackberry, lavender ,and ripe strawberry. Stunning aromas. Full body, with super fine tannins that are compressed and extremely long.

97Jeb Dunnuck

...notions darker fruits, caramelized blackberries, smoked earth, and pepper. Big, rich and textured on the palate, with a smoking good texture...

93Vinous / IWC

There is no shortage of drive to the red cherry, spice and lavender flavors that infuse this deeply expressive Pinot.

90Wine Spectator

Rich and spicy, with a dense core of extracted dark berry, mocha, spice, cedary oak and loamy earth notes.

PRODUCER

Kosta Browne

Kosta Browne Winery, in Sebastopol, was founded in 1997 when Dan Kosta and Michael Browne pooled their money to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir grapes and a used grape crusher. The men had been colleagues at a Santa Rosa restaurant, but dreamt of making their own wine. In 2001 they teamed up with Chris Costello, who provided the winemaking pair with a business plan and operational support. Today the three partners still run Kosta Browne, which does not have its own vineyards but sources grapes from the Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands. Kosta Browne makes only Pinot Noir, and has in little more than a decade developed a strong following for its wines, which are generally single vineyard bottlings. Most Kosta Browne wines are sold through their mailing list.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.