Entirely too inviting, considering how well it promises to age and how difficult it will soon be to find. The 2018 Pinot Noir from the Gap’s Crown Vineyard is a classy, impeccable wine with aromas of dark berries, crunchy red fruit and exotic spice. Persistent acidity and bold, integrated tannins add substance to this undeniable delight. There are only so many bottles to go around, so we suggest moving quickly on this Three Sticks gem.
Juicy and supple, this red offers a generous helping of blue fruit matched by bright acidity. On the palate, it is lengthy, lush and textured, with accents of crushed rock, cardamom, nutmeg and white pepper. This showcases the site and vintage in a balanced, graceful wine.JD94
The ruby/purple-hued 2018 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard offers up a solid nose of mulled black cherries, truffly earth, underbrush, and baking spices. Beautifully textured, medium-bodied, and balanced on the palate, this is another terrific, spicy, complex, satisfying Pinot Noir to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years.WS94
Refined and rich tasting, with a concentrated array of dark fruit and savory spice flavors backed by vibrant acidity and fresh tannins. The lithe finish resonates with minerality and accents of tapenade and dried basil.