Gentle toasted oak and ginger lend a spicy accent to the delicate fruit
aromas of lemon and white nectarine. A rich mouthfeel, heavy with
flavors of white strawberries and underripe peach, is delicately
balanced with bright citrus, lending a beautiful acidity that makes this
wine an excellent candidate for aging. It will take some restraint to
put this one in the cellar, however, as the complex flavors last forever
on the finish and beg for another sip, and bottle.
Notes from Winemaker
While young, Gap’s Crown has built an impressive reputation for itself in a short period of time. This vineyard is a Region 1 cool-climate zone, offering the grapes extended hang time, while maintaining nice acidity. The soil is is rocky with bits of heavy clay.
The fruit was picked early in the morning and was then pressed and put into French oak barrels (25% new) to ferment. After 16 months, the wine was racked and lightly fined and put back in barrel before being bottled in January of 2018.
Sonoma Coast/Sonoma County
Harvest Dates: September 3rd
pH at harvest: 3.41
Finished alcohol: 13.5