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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2017 Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Pinot Noir

A vineyard made for Pinot Noir.

Facts of Note

CELLAR

Drink in 2022

VESSEL

20% Concrete aged

CLONE

Heritage and Dijon varieties

Gap’s Crown is considered by many to be one of the best representations of what the Petaluma Gap AVA, the southern component of Sonoma Coast, is all about. We’ve been working with the vineyard since 2006 and enjoy a long-term lease on 37 acres.


Sweeping vineyards with dramatic elevation changes and clonal variety define this exemplary site. The presence of late-season fog allows for extended hang time, which promotes flavor maturation and phenolic development. Marked by intensity, this bold and beautiful wine leads with juicy, crowd-pleasing layers of blueberry and raspberry jam. Gap’s Crown has become the backbone of our Sonoma Coast program and we believe the viticultural standards here are second to none.

2017 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Gap’s Crown Vineyard
Clones
667, 115, Swan, 828, 114
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Goulding Cobble Loam, Raymor Clay, Seeped Loam

Technical
Details

Fermentation
58% Stainless steel / 19% Concrete / 10% Whole cluster
Oak
35% New French Oak for 19 months / 20% Concrete for 10 months / 13% Wood tank for 10 months
Alcohol
14.1%
pH
3.56
TA
5.75 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: An explosion of juicy blueberry and raspberry jam is layered with blood orange and hibiscus.

Mouth: Bold and structured with a generous mouthfeel.