Gap’s Crown Vineyard is one of the top spots for Sonoma Pinot. This hillside vineyard, is rocky and blown by the wind tunnel of the Petaluma Gap. The grapes are forced to struggle and it makes for a beautifully complex wine, boasting blackberries, floral tones, camphor, and tea leaves. This is a bold, ripe, New World Pinot with a balance of grace and power that delivers well-above its price.
A gem of a wine, the 2018 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard comes from one of the great sites on the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems (10%) and 50% new French oak. Tasting like a mix of a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with its richness and depth and a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with its elegance and finesse, this brilliant wine is loaded with wild strawberry and darker berry fruits intermixed with lots violets, spice, pine cone, and forest floor aromas and flavors. It packs plenty of richness and depth on the palate, has awesome tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and no shortage of length on the finish. Don't miss it!