2015 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

2015 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

On the heels of the 2014’s #35 ranking on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2016, the 2015 bottling continues to affirm that Gap’s Crown is one of the top California Pinot noir vineyards. Steep slopes and rocky soils cause significant vine stress, and the resulting wines are concentrated, with complex flavors and phenomenal structure. Moderate weather in 2015 allowed for optimal picking conditions, and flavors were bursting as the grapes matured. Dark cherry and boysenberry aromas lead to hints of baking spice and thyme. This is a complex wine that makes a stunning first impression. In 2015 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: 775 $69.00

On the heels of the 2014’s #35 ranking on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2016, the 2015 bottling continues to affirm that Gap’s Crown is one of the top California Pinot noir vineyards. Steep slopes and rocky soils cause significant vine stress, and the resulting wines are concentrated, with complex flavors and phenomenal structure. Moderate weather in 2015 allowed for optimal picking conditions, and flavors were bursting as the grapes matured. Dark cherry and boysenberry aromas lead to hints of baking spice and thyme. This is a complex wine that makes a stunning first impression. In 2015 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: 775 $69.00

Accolades

95 points – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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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