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2018 Gap's Crown Pinot Noir

2018 Gap's Crown Pinot Noir

Our second release of Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir sourced from very small and very select vineyard blocks in the prized Petaluma Gap. Ruby red-purple. The wine displays concentrated aromatics that burst from the glass, offering cherry cobbler, raspberry, and violets centered on a forest floor base note. The palate is broad and deep, with soft tannins creating elegant length and texture. Flavors are bright and lively of berry compote, freshly smashed cherries, juicy strawberry and lingering hints of five-spice and orange peel. Buoyed by energetic yet interwoven natural acids and threaded with very fine-grained tannins. Presents a lingering, long lasting finish. 

Only four barrels bottled (100 cases)
Produced from Certified Sustainable Vineyards

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Petaluma Gap
Harvest Date
23.8 Brix at Harvest
5.42 g/L
16 months in French Oak, 30% new
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The iconic Gap's Crown Vineyard is located just south of the heart of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Completley exposed to the strong coastal winds of the Pacific Ocean and encompassed by the marine layer fog, this site is very unique in many ways. We are very excited for the opportunity to work with the beautlful Pinot Noir from this vineyard.
Winemaker Notes
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.
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