2011 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2011 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

We are thrilled with the 2011 vintage of this wine. We blended together individually fermented lots from our three core blocks comprised of Pinot noir clones 115, 828, and 667. Each clone adds uniquely complex flavors, richness, and a myriad of velvety color elements. The 828 was fermented partially with stems included, providing additional verve and structure. Dark cherry and boysenberry aromas lead to hints of baking spice, chocolate, and thyme. This is a complex wine that makes a stunning first impression with explosive aromatics, plush textures, and excellent structure.

First Vintage: 2007 Release: Spring Cases Produced: 800 $69.00

We are thrilled with the 2011 vintage of this wine. We blended together individually fermented lots from our three core blocks comprised of Pinot noir clones 115, 828, and 667. Each clone adds uniquely complex flavors, richness, and a myriad of velvety color elements. The 828 was fermented partially with stems included, providing additional verve and structure. Dark cherry and boysenberry aromas lead to hints of baking spice, chocolate, and thyme. This is a complex wine that makes a stunning first impression with explosive aromatics, plush textures, and excellent structure.

First Vintage: 2007 Release: Spring Cases Produced: 800 $69.00

Accolades

95 points – Pinot Report
94 points – Wine Enthusiast
92 points – California Grapevine
90 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Gap’s Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap

Gap’s Crown Vineyard sits near the town of Cotati at an elevation of 300 to 800 feet, where it overlooks the Sangiacomo Vineyard just to the west. This is a high-end, hillside vineyard  that has established itself as a premium source for top rated Pinot noir and Chardonnay wines vintage after vintage.

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