Red

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • csimm1161 wrote: (93 points)

    May 29, 2016 - PnP wih notes of wild red berry, cola, cinnamon, and some spice. A little hot initially on the back end, which subsided after about 30 minutes.

    A total of three hours in the decanter at 54 degrees. The fruit deepened a bit more to reveal some darker black cherry, baking spice, and earth notes. Just a tad hollow and thin mid-palate, but not to the extent that it caused the overall effect to be underwhelming. Medium-bodied and quasi-complex, though I don't see this going too much further with age. Likely drinking about as close to its optimum drinking window as it will ultimately achieve.

    Drink now with a quick decant; drink over the next couple of years max. 93 solid points. No more, no less. One of the better KB Pinots out there; I wish they made them like this now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • schott Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 12, 2016 - Wonderful Sonoma Pinot. We held back a few 2010 Kosta Browne Pinots, and after drinking a number of lesser 2011s over the past few months, we opened this one with a dinner of Coq au Vin. This exhibits the outstanding balance, great fruit, and long finish that we love from K.B. Pinots. Excellent now, but I suspect plenty of time left.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mmcdds wrote:

    January 18, 2016 - Very nice , but I don't think I'll be buying this again. While it is certainly good enough, it is not worth it's price point.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bonedoc wrote: (94 points)

    January 15, 2016 - Ditto last note

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  • rebs1 wrote: (92 points)

    December 24, 2015 - even though its on the fruity side for me I thought it showed good balance.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kosta Browne
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gap's Crown Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,336 (65%)
  • Consumed 724 (35%)

Food Pairing

Charcuterie

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