2013
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast

$65.00

Tasting Notes

Dark Ruby in color. Nose: vanilla, cola, dark ripe blueberry, blackberry, cooking spices (clove), ripe black cherry. Mouth: Pepper spice, bright blueberry, blackberry, fig, silky tannins and long finish.
Alcohol
14.2%
Cases
1117

In The Vineyard

Vineyard
Gap's Crown Vineyard
Clones
777, 115, 828
Voneyard 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
September 25-28, 2013

Harvest Brix

777
picked at 27.5
115
pickd at 26.4
828
picked at 28.4
Growing Season
A warm and dry spring with near perfect growing conditions for bringing grapes to maturity and earlier harvesting. Optimum concentration and quality from the grapes.

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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