2018 WALT Gap's Crown Pinot Noir
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard has open-knit aromas of cranberry sauce, red berry jam and baked rhubarb with accents of Earl Grey tea leaves, dusty earth and spices. The medium-bodied palate is silky and lifted with bright, spicy fruits and juicy acidity carrying the spicy finish."
Gap’s Crown Vineyard
Perched on a hillside in the direct path of steady winds
from the Pacific Ocean.
A break in the coastal range at Bodega Bay that lets in
fog and cool air
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright
The Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir is deep, yet vibrant garnet in color with effusive aromas of ripe strawberry and black cherry. Concentrated on the palate, with flavors 5-spice, intense dark berry fruit, and hints of earthiness. This is a precise and focused wine with a rich, dense tannin and lively acidity on the finish.
Gap’s Crown Vineyard is located in the heart of the Petaluma Wind Gap area of the Sonoma Coast Appellation. Gentle slopes, heavy fog, and rocky soils produce these exquisite wines of great depth and richness.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 45% New François Freres|
|Vintage Notes||Following a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!|