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2011 Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.59, 1,678 cases, $78. Vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap and Kosta Browne has a long-term lease of 37 planted acres. The backbone of the Sonoma Coast appellation bottling. Yields 2.8-3.5 tons per acre. Clones 114, 115, 667, “828,” and Swan. 5% whole cluster. Aged 16 months in 52% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddishpurple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with hi-tone aromas of red cherries and berries with complimentary spice and oak. Mid weight flavors of red and black raspberries and cherries with balanced dry tannins and a real burst of fruit-driven goodness on the finish. A sophisticated offering with a highly seductive, velvety mouth feel. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013

Winery: Kosta Browne Winery
From article: Kosta Browne Proud of New Digs