2012 Kosta Browne Gap's Crown Pinot Noir
From the Winemaker:
Koplen Vineyard lies in the Middle Reach of the Russian River appellation, just east of Olivet Road. Planted all to Dijon Clone 667 Pinot Noir, this slightly sloped vineyard shows bold fruit with complex flavors. Dennis and Lynn Koplen farm their vineyard with meticulous care, often calling the vines their “girls”. We know no other vineyard owners who personally spend as much time as Dennis and Lynn in the vineyard. The wine certainly shows their personality and level of dedication. Kosta Browne is privileged to be the only producer that has ever had access to the fruit from this special property.
Lurid notes of sweet plum and pomegranate intermingle with traces of allspice, cinnamon and saffron.
The palate is multi-faceted, with a core of blueberry, bing cherry, and cola. Elemental notes of flint and raw spice extend into a sumptuous and graceful finish.