2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown VineyardKosta Browne
The Gap’s Crown vineyard is owned and managed by Atlas Vineyard Management Company and is located in the Petaluma Wind Gap. In 2005 we learned of this new vineyard in Sonoma County and upon visiting the vineyard near Penngrove, we were very impressed with the team’s dedication to the property and in growing exceptional fruit. The vineyard is planted to 100 acres of Pinot Noir and is divided into 30 different and distinct blocks. Their viticulture is second to none, producing some of the finest grapes in Sonoma County. While the majority of the grapes sourced from this vineyard since 2006 have been the backbone of our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, the consistent quality of the fruit received from this vineyard has necessitated a single vineyard designation since 2008.
Sturdy and intense, with ripe plum, cherry and huckleberry, followed by earthy truffle.
On the palate:
Precise and textured with chocolate cherry and briary fruit on the front palate. Notes of orange flower and fennel seed define a long and smooth finish.