2013 Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir
VINEYARD: This picturesque vineyard has quickly risen to the top echelon of Sonoma Coast Vineyards and is highly sought after by winemakers all over California. It is located in the cool, windy Petaluma Gap, at the foothills of Sonoma Mountain east of Rohnert Park, and offers a variety of soil types at elevations ranging from 300 to 800 feet above sea level. Steep slopes and rocky soils create vine stress that yields rich, concentrated, structured wines.
TASTING NOTES: With subtle restraint in its youth, this inaugural release expresses everything this cool site has to offer: captivating and harmonious aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, violets, tamarind and rosewood set the tone, offering hints of what’s to come. This intriguing Pinot Noir has a surprisingly muscular structure that is exquisitely balanced by its luscious raspberry, clove bud, sweet orange and graphite flavors, all of which wrap seamlessly into a juicy, tangy, persistent finish.