Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.374 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Riddick

Pretty extracted, lots of dried fruit. Just ok, just not my style. Lots of alcohol on the finish.

Pretty extracted, lots of dried fruit. Just ok, just not my style. Lots of alcohol on the finish.

Dec 25th, 2021
LM Segal

Textbook Sonoma fruit with a big frame and bigger body. Smooth but rich red berry, touch of light strawberry jam. Beautiful.

Textbook Sonoma fruit with a big frame and bigger body. Smooth but rich red berry, touch of light strawberry jam. Beautiful.

Dec 29th, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

Delicious. Dense. Rich berry. Strawberry and raspberry peeking through.

Delicious. Dense. Rich berry. Strawberry and raspberry peeking through.

Feb 21st, 2018
Howard Greenfield

Howard had this 6 years ago

Howard had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2016
Michael L S

Relatively restrained--some blue fruit, tannin and acid in a pretty good balance. Pretty dense and compact now and still obviously young. My guess is it will improve over the next few years.

Relatively restrained--some blue fruit, tannin and acid in a pretty good balance. Pretty dense and compact now and still obviously young. My guess is it will improve over the next few years.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

8.6

Want some honesty? I love Kosta Browne. And I love Gap's Crown vineyard. But the '13 KB Gap's Crown may be the worst KB Pinot ever. Ever! My 3rd time having this wine and they are all immensely disappointing.

Want some honesty? I love Kosta Browne. And I love Gap's Crown vineyard. But the '13 KB Gap's Crown may be the worst KB Pinot ever. Ever! My 3rd time having this wine and they are all immensely disappointing.

Sep 4th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.9

Plenty of power and will need some time to soften out and come together. #kostabrowne #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #california #gapscrown #california #ctbucklinwine

Plenty of power and will need some time to soften out and come together. #kostabrowne #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #california #gapscrown #california #ctbucklinwine

Jul 24th, 2016
Alyse Thomas

Can never go wrong with Kosta Browne Pinot 👌🏼

Can never go wrong with Kosta Browne Pinot 👌🏼

Mar 5th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

Let me start off by saying that I love Kosta Browne Pinots. World class producer. But the '13 Gap's Crown is not their best effort. It's a fine Pinot, but not up to the single vineyard KB standard. Blueberry and cherry finish. Almost like a blueberry muffin. The finish does linger, but not a ton of depth, substance.

Let me start off by saying that I love Kosta Browne Pinots. World class producer. But the '13 Gap's Crown is not their best effort. It's a fine Pinot, but not up to the single vineyard KB standard. Blueberry and cherry finish. Almost like a blueberry muffin. The finish does linger, but not a ton of depth, substance.

Dec 5th, 2015
Alyse Thomas

Always a favorite treat 🍷👌

Always a favorite treat 🍷👌

Nov 17th, 2015