2021 WALT Gap's Crown Pinot Noir
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 2021 vintage of Gap's Crown delivers fresh, pure aromas of pomegranate, cherry, and lifted floral notes. Black cherry and mulberry flavors combine with dark tea and damp earth on the palate. Juicy, open-knit tannin is underscored by serious depth and a racy mineral edge through 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||14 months in 40% New French Oak (François Frères)|
|Appellation||Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County|
|Vintage Notes||The alluring 2021 vintage is remarkable for its low yields, which resulted in an extra degree of concentration in our wines. In a second year of drought, the vines grew quickly in the warm spring weather while our team judiciously managed watering block by block. By summer, the vines had set a lighter than average crop, and cooler weather in August allowed time for vineyard passes to finetune the fruit load and manage the canopy. After a smooth harvest season, we are excited about the flavor-packed 2021's.|