2012
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

$65.00

Tasting Notes

Rich garnet color. Aromas of vanilla, clove and cooking spices with hints of ripe berry, pomegranate and toast. Soft entry, balanced tannin and berry fruit mingled with pleasant acidity and lingering finish.
Alcohol
14.2%
Cases
872

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 Dates
October 4-5, 2012

Harvest Brix

777
picked at 28.1
swan
pickd at 29.8
828
picked at 27.8
Growing Season
2012 was a near perfect growing year. Light morning fog clearing to sunny and warm days, cool evenings. Breezes kept the fruit dry. Bunches were full of juice and the crop was bountiful.

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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