2012 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2012 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

We are thrilled with the 2012 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 additonal 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. In 2012, we fermented 10% of the grapes whole-cluster adding to the wine’s rich character and aromatic complexity.

First Vintage: 2007 Release: Spring Cases Produced: 825 $69.00

We are thrilled with the 2012 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 additonal 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. In 2012, we fermented 10% of the grapes whole-cluster adding to the wine’s rich character and aromatic complexity.

First Vintage: 2007 Release: Spring Cases Produced: 825 $69.00

Accolades

96 points – Pinot Report
93 points – California Grapevine
92 points – PinotFile
91 points – John Gilman, View From The Cellar
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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