100% Pinot Noir
Wild flowers, cherry and huckleberry aromas are followed by
truffles and cocoa. Precise and richly textured with dark cherry and berry
fruit on the front palate. Notes of citrus peel and wild fennel. Fine tannins define
a long and smooth finish.
94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Coming from steep, rocky soils on the Sonoma Coast, the 2014
Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard was brought up in 25% new French oak, 16%
concrete and the rest in old barrels. All of the Pinot Noirs here go into
barrel dry and see malolactic fermentation in barrel. This fabulous beauty
gives up notes of black cherries, spring flowers, violets and spice in a
medium-bodied, ultra-pure, seamless and elegant package that will benefit from
short term cellaring and then cruise for a decade on its impeccable balance.