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Vineyard Spotlight: Gap’s Crown

A Top Echelon Sonoma Coast Site

LOCATED IN THE PETALUMA WIND GAP

THE VINEYARD | First planted in 2002, Gap’s Crown includes 106 acres of Pinot Noir and 32 acres of Chardonnay. It is located in the cool, windy Petaluma Gap in southwest Sonoma County where the climate is highly influenced by the effects of the coastal fog from the Pacific Ocean. Spanning the foothills of Sonoma Mountain, the vineyard offers a variety of soil types at elevations of 300 to 800 feet above sea level, with steep hillsides to promote natural airflow and soil drainage. Steep slopes and rocky soils create vine stress that yields rich, concentrated, structured wines.
Our Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir is a blend of clones 828 and 667. The 828 clone, with its larger berries and slightly thicker skin, contributes red fruit and structure to the blend, while the 667 clone’s smaller clusters and berries provide dark fruit sexiness and luscious texture.

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2014 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
LIMITED QUANTITY REMAINING
An elegant bouquet of ground cloves, allspice and savory dried herbs lead to complex layers of dried flowers, vanilla, blood orange, cranberry and cherry on the palate. Smooth yet well-structured tannins make this an age-worthy wine you can enjoy now or hold onto for years to come.
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 16 months in 40% new French oak
pH /T.A.: 3.37 /6.8 gm/L | Production: 880 cases

2015 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
NEW RELEASE | GRAND CREW MEMBERS ONLY
This wine presents a classic expression of place, revealing pure, dark, earthy and savory aromas of blackberry, cola, dried herbs and mandarin zest. Flavors of blood orange, graphite and mesquite grilled meat add complexity to the rich, brandied cherry and cassis liqueur layers that unfold on the palate.
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 16 months in 40% new French oak
pH /T.A.: 3.37 /7.0 gm/L | Production: 494 cases

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