Gap's Crown is considered by many to be one of the best representations of what the Petaluma Gap AVA is all about. Each year this wine appeals to Burgundy fanatics and California Pinot lovers alike. An appealing mouth feel with a dynamic palate, balanced by texture and an enjoyable tension of acid and tannins. Busting notes of blueberry, McIntosh apple, savory pie crust, and crème fraiche.
From its pleasing tension to its generous flavors of blueberry, baking spices and crème fraiche, this is a classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with playful acidity and fresh, balanced richness.
43% new French oak for 16 months / 15% concrete for 3 months
Founded in 1997, Kosta Browne is one of North America’s most revered wineries, recognized for making some of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, and guided by an acclaimed team that includes renowned Winemaker Julien Howsepian, Kosta Browne makes appellation and single-vineyard wines from the most coveted cool-climate vineyards across the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations.
Kosta Browne has an estate program that features 170 acres of vineyards through ownership or long-term leases that includes the Cerise Vineyard in Anderson Valley, Keefer Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, and a prized section of the Gap's Crown Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Kosta Browne has earned a place on Wine Spectator's annual list of the world's "Top 100 Wines" seven times since 2005, including "Wine of the Year" in 2011.
750ML / 14.1% ABV