2017 Westwood Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Magnum
Purple in color, with cherry cola, dried raspberries, and a savory brush of violets. Full-bodied, it's silky on the palate with great fruit intensity balanced by fresh minerality. The wine has weight and fullness while being deft and fresh and finishes lush and lingering.
16 months French Oak
Located in the extreme southwest pocket of the Sonoma Coast in the newly-formed Petaluma Gap AVA, this vineyard exemplifies all that we love about Pinot Noir. Steep elevation changes, diverse clonal selections, heavy early morning fog, and windswept afternoons to cool temperatures; this is Pinot heaven.
Both clones were hand-harvested at night, then sorted and fermented individually. 6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 16-18 days on the skins, gently basket pressed to French oak barrels (30% new). Aged for 16 months, then bottled unfiltered.