Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard

2014
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

$65.00

Tasting Notes

Juicy blackberry, dark fruit, earthy aromatics. Lush, silky fruit on the palate, finishes with a structured and lingering finish with notes of cooking spices and berry cobbler.
Alcohol
14.2%
Cases
1250

In The Vineyard

Vineyard
Gap's Crown
Clones
777, 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
September 16-21, 2014

Harvest Brix

777
picked at 26.1
828
picked at 26.9
Growing Season
A dry winter and mild spring set the conditions to surpass the notable 2013 vintage. Steady ripening and an early harvest of perfectly ripe, balanced fruit.

Winemaking

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 Damy, Francios Freres, Radoux, and Cadus French oak barrels; less than 50% new
Unfined and unfiltered

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