This dark but lively Pinot Noir is full of freshly picked
boysenberry and raspberry on the nose up front, with layers of white pepper,
violets and rosehips adding to its complexity and concentration. On the palate,
fine tannins give way to a delicate, structured finish.
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 (30% new) where it stayed for 15
months before being racked and bottled unfiltered in December 2015.
93 pts. - Jeb Dunnick - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - issue 226, August 2016