2013 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2013 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Gap’s Crown is situated on Roberts Road just above the Sangiacomo Vineyard. This is a high-end hillside vineyard that is now considered in the top echelon of California Pinot noir vineyards. Steep slopes and rocky soils cause significant vine stress, and the resulting wines are concentrated, with complex flavors, and phenomenal structures. The exceptional 2013 vintage allowed for perfect hang-time and picking conditions. Flavors were bursting as optimal ripeness was achieved. 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 its explosive aromatics, plush textures, and excellent structure. In 2013, 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: 1025 $69.00

Gap’s Crown is situated on Roberts Road just above the Sangiacomo Vineyard. This is a high-end hillside vineyard that is now considered in the top echelon of California Pinot noir vineyards. Steep slopes and rocky soils cause significant vine stress, and the resulting wines are concentrated, with complex flavors, and phenomenal structures. The exceptional 2013 vintage allowed for perfect hang-time and picking conditions. Flavors were bursting as optimal ripeness was achieved. 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 its explosive aromatics, plush textures, and excellent structure. In 2013, 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: 1025 $69.00

Accolades

96 points – Pinot Report
95 points – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
94 points – Wine Enthusiast
93 points – Wine & Spirits Magazine
92 points – PinotFile

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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