2011
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

$58.00

Tasting Notes

Blackberry, pomegranate nose with rich earthy notes. White pepper in the front of the nose with hints of cocoa. Entry bright, clean dark fruit, wild berry, acid, complexity and a rounded volume that leaves a lingering sensation of vanilla and fruit.
Alcohol
14.2%
Cases
530

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.
Goulding Cobbley Loam
2.3 tons/acre

Harvest

Harvest Dates
October 2, 2011, starting at 1:00 a.m.
Harvest Brix
25
Growing Season
Although slightly warmer than 2010, the 2011 season was recorded as a cool growing season with extended hang time. Lower than average fruit set meant extra vigilance in the vineyard in order to determine the perfect harvest date. On October 2, we began harvesting at 1am, working quickly to load the truck before rain, which would last for 2 days, began to fall around 7am

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; 50% new.
Unfined and unfiltered.

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