2015 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard

Winemaking Notes

Sonoma Coast
Gap's Crown Vineyard
11 months in 40% new French oak
93 points, The PinotFile




Per Bottle

Ratings & Reviews

"A new addition to the Rams Gate portfolio. This vineyard is located in the Petaluma Gap AVA and consists of 138 acres ranging in elevation from 300 to 840 feet above sea level. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Reserved aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum and old cellar entice. Plump and luxurious, yet suave and caressing in the mouth, with a boat load of dark fruit. The sap is balanced with a backbone of fine-grain tannins and gracious acidity as well as supportive oak. I can’t emphasize enough the intensity of fruit flavor and must score the wine high simply on fruit audacity. Like Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen this wine pushes the envelope. Score: 93." - The PinotFile

Tasting Notes

True to its cool origins, the Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir is graceful and complex, with layers of pomegranate, cranberry and blood orange notes backed by coastal minerality and hibiscus tea leaf. 

Located in the rolling foothills of Sonoma Mountain, the vineyard is nestled within the Petaluma Gap and benefits from cool air breezing in from the coast. The entire vineyard is 138 acres in total, ranging in elevation from 300 to 840 feet above sea level on rocky, well-drained soils. Its Pinot Noir rarely faces difficulty ripening, as many of the vines are above the fog line and are protected from too-ferocious wind gusts, and as a result, the Gap’s Crown name has continued to rise in acclaim in recent years.