With a delicate nose, this wine displays aromas of juicy mountain strawberry, floral accents and fresh sea breeze. On the palate, an ultra smooth mouthfeel with mellow tannin is matched with bright red fruit and minerality. We expect this wine to age quite well due to its incredible balance.
Notes from Winemaker
Gap’s Crown benefits from unique rocky soils and excellent drainage, leading to fantastic conditions for Pinot Noir. The grapes were harvested on two different nights to maintain ideal ripeness. The fruit was destemmed and underwent a five-day cold-soak prior to fermentation. The wine was then pressed into French oak barrels, (33% new) where it stayed for 15 months before being racked and bottled unfiltered in December 2014.
Gap’s Crown Vineyard
100% Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast/Sonoma County
Harvest dates: August 31st & September 5th, 2013
Brix at harvest: 23.9
pH at harvest: 3.29
Finished alcohol: 13.9
12 barrels produced
“has a Burgundian feel in its rose petal, sappy underbrush, currant and black raspberry-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied, seamless and exceedingly pretty and elegant” Jeb Dunnuck, 94 pts (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, August 2015)