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Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2021

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Vintage: 2021
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Nestled within the esteemed southern reaches of the Sonoma Coast appellation, the Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2021 emerges as a quintessential embodiment of the Petaluma Gap AVA. With a legacy commencing in 2006, this vineyard, under the meticulous care of Kosta Browne and the adept craftsmanship of winemaker Julien Howsepian, has ascended to the pinnacle of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir cultivation. The 2021 vintage of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown’s is a masterful blend of four meticulously chosen clones, each contributing to the Kosta Browne wine’s complex character. This vintage has been artfully crafted through a harmonious interplay of fermentation techniques, utilizing stainless steel, concrete, and wood vessels, culminating in a Kosta Browne wine that exudes both innovation and tradition.

The Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2021 is an exquisite manifestation of its terroir, presenting a mesmerizing hue that captivates the eye. On the nose, this Kosta Browne wine is an intricate tapestry of aromas, weaving together the sophisticated and enticing notes of vibrant pomegranate and the delicate whisper of lemon blossom, all underlined by the earthy embrace of sage. Each swirl of the glass reveals a deeper layer of this olfactory symphony, inviting one to explore further.

Upon tasting, the Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown  2021 reveals a palate that is a testament to balance and refinement. The wine’s sleek texture is a dance of elegance, gracefully balanced by a medium acidity that accentuates the luscious red fruit flavors. A refreshing trace of herbs lingers, marking the signature expression of Gap’s Crown Vineyard. The fermentation in varied vessels and the aging in a combination of new French and Austrian oak for 17 months, followed by a final refinement in stainless steel, impart a complexity and depth to this Kosta Browne wine, making each sip a discovery.

This Kosta Browne wine’s allure is not just in its taste but in its story’”the careful selection of clones, the precise orientation of the vineyard, and the unique qualities of the Goulding-Toomes complex soil. The meticulous fermentation process and the thoughtful elevage contribute to the Kosta Browne wine’s distinct profile. The 2021 vintage, with its alcohol content of 14.1%, stands as a symbol of Kosta Browne’s dedication to creating wines that are both powerful and elegant.

The critical acclaim for the Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 has been resounding, with James Suckling bestowing 97 points upon this exquisite vintage. He praises its complex array of aromas, ranging from peach and tangerine to mandarin orange, intertwined with the mineral notes of oyster shell and bark. On the palate, the Kosta Browne Pinot Noir displays a remarkable tension and fine tannins that lead to a deep, engaging experience, culminating in a delicious and vivid finish that invites one to savor or contemplate its future evolution.

In the realm of fine wines, the Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2021 stands as a testament to the art of winemaking. It encapsulates the dedication of Kosta Browne and Julien Howsepian to crafting wines that are not only reflective of their terroir but also push the boundaries of excellence. As each bottle is uncorked, it unfolds a story of passion, precision, and the relentless pursuit of perfection, making the Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown a cherished experience for the connoisseur and a distinguished presence in any collection.

19 reviews for Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2021

  1. Marina Steichen

    The Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Wine is a knockout. Love the black cherry and smoke notes. Highly rated by critics 97 points, and I agree!

  2. Gregory Mccoy

    The Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir is my go-to. Love the hints of earthy mushroom and sweet vanilla.

  3. John Williams

    Just tasted the Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and it’s extraordinary. The leather and rhubarb flavors are so rich. Winemaker Julien Howsepian has done it again!

  4. Keith Washington

    The Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a winner. The red fruit and plum flavors are perfectly balanced. Highly rated by critics 97 points, and I can see why!

  5. Charles Price

    The Kosta Browne Pinot is a dream. The red cherry and minerals flavors are so refreshing. Best Kosta Browne Pinot Noir in my book!

  6. Helen Rodgers

    The Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Wine is a delight. The cedar and baking spice notes make it a perfect pairing for a hearty meal.

  7. Nancy Davis

    The Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a gem. The blueberry and cinnamon notes make it a perfect autumn wine.

  8. Clifton Dutton

    The Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard is a showstopper. The savory and classic red pinot noir flavors are sublime.

  9. Erin Demello

    The Kosta Browne Gaps Crown is a show-stopper. The chocolate and raspberry notes are so indulgent. Free shipping on 3 bottles? Yes please!

  10. Joseph Owens

    Just opened a bottle of Kosta Browne Vineyard Pinot Noir, and it’s incredible. The forest floor and licorice flavors are intriguing and delicious.

  11. Shannon True

    The Browne Pinot Noir is a revelation. The cedar and baking spice notes are so warm and comforting. Highly recommended by James Suckling, and I second that!

  12. Aida Shah

    This Kosta Pinot Noir is a must-have. The clove and anise flavors are bold and unique. Best Kosta Browne Pinot Noir I’ve had!

  13. Emil Allen

    The Kosta Browne Pinot is a delight. The tobacco and jam flavors give it a rustic charm. Free shipping on 3 bottles? I’m in!

  14. Pedro Nozum

    Kosta Browne Wine never disappoints! The Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir is full of vibrant blackberry and cola flavors. A must-try!

  15. Angel Marshall

    The Browne Vineyard Pinot Noir is a treasure. The pomegranate and dark fruit flavors are so deep and complex.

  16. Enoch Gray

    Wow, this Kosta Browne Pinot Noir is divine. The cherry and strawberry flavors really shine through. Recommended by James Suckling indeed!

  17. Lloyd Smythe

    The Kosta Browne Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir is simply amazing. The pepper and cranberry notes are so robust. Winemaker Julien Howsepian really outdid himself!

  18. Laurie Gutierrez

    The Costa Brown Pinot Noir is a real treat. The red licorice and lavender flavors are so unexpected, yet they work so well.

  19. Miguel Foley

    The Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Vineyard is a standout. The fig and cherry cola flavors are so rich and satisfying.

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Is Kosta Browne owned by Duckhorn?

Yes, Kosta Browne became part of the Duckhorn Portfolio in 2018, expanding Duckhorn's presence in the luxury Pinot Noir and Chardonnay segments.

Who is the winemaker at Kosta Browne?

Julien Howsepian serves as the winemaker at Kosta Browne, renowned for crafting exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

Critical Acclaim

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James Suckling
So much peach, tangerine and mandarin orange aromas then goes to oyster shell and bark and then follows through to a medium body with lots of tension and fine tannins that take you down deep. Dried orange peel. Delicious and vivid finish. Drink or hold.

What does Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard 2021 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

earthy, leather, smoke

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, strawberry, raspberry

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, cola, chocolate

apple, apricot, stone fruit

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, plum, black cherry

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

cinnamon, pepper, licorice

Citrus notes found in the wine

blood orange, citrus, orange peel

cream, oil, cheese

Vegetal notes found in the wine

rhubarb, grass, tomato leaf

fig, raisin, dried fruit


Floral aromas found in the wine

lavender, rose petal, perfume

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Winemaker of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard 2021

Julien Howsepian

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