2010
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

$50.00
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Tasting Notes

The deep garnet color is a preparation for the abundance of dark fruit this wine exudes. Aromas of dark chocolate covered pomegranate and wild blackberry dance harmoniously with hints of both vanilla bean and clove spice. The palate is then filled with a luxurious cream that coats the mouth to finish with a lingering mouth feel resembling berry cobbler with amazing structure and acid.
Alcohol
14.7%
Cases
600

In The Vineyard

Vineyard
Gap's Crown Vineyard
Clones
777, swan, 828
Vineyard age
Planted from 2002 to 2005
Site
Located in the Petaluma Gap region; West facing hillside of Sonoma Mountain; multiple exposures.
Soils
Goulding Cobbley Loam
Yield
2.3 tons/acre

Harvest

Harvest Date
October 3, 2010
Harvest Brix
25.1
Growing Season
2010 was a cool year with a heat spike towards the end of the growing season, giving the Pinot Noir a long ripening period and time for the grapes to develop. The fruit set was well balanced in the vineyard, and a close eye was kept for ideal harvesting parameters as the season drew to a close.

Winemaking

Winemaker: Erica Stancliff, working with consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs
Hand-harvested grapes
Fermented with native yeast
Extended period of cold soak and maceration
Hand-punched cap
Native malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 9 months in Francios Freres, Damy and Cadus French oak barrels; 50% new 50% 1 year
Unfined and unfiltered.

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