2011 GAP'S CROWN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

100% Pinot Noir
Sojourn Cellars

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $54.00
club price: $48.60
available:None
cases:800
formats: 750mL
released:Feb 22, 2013
date profiled:Mar 29, 2013
region:Northern California
AVA:Sonoma Coast
vineyards:Gap's Crown
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:25.0°
alcohol:14.6%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:50% French |50% Neutra ... 50% French |50% Neutral  
oak barrels:50% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
pinot noir 40% Sonoma Coast 115
pinot noir 30% Sonoma Coast 828
pinot noir 30% Sonoma Coast 667
 
 
Winemaker Erich Bradley Notes
Gap's Crown Vineyard is situated in the foothills just above the Sangiacomo Vineyard. Steep slopes and rocky soils cause significant vine stress, and the resulting wines are concentrated, with complex flavors, and a phenomenal structure that distinguishes these wines from other California Pinot noirs. The cool 2011 vintage allowed for long hang times and complex flavor development. The vineyard's higher elevation and steeper slopes allowed the grapes to ripen to optimal levels in the days prior to the early October rain. We are thrilled with the 2011 vintage of this wine. We blended together individually fermented lots from our three core blocks comprised of Pinot noir clones 115, 828, and 667. Each clone adds uniquely complex flavor ...more... s, richness, and a myriad of velvety color elements. The 828 was fermented partially with stems included, providing additional verve and structure. Dark cherry and boysenberry aromas lead to hints of baking spice, chocolate, and thyme. This is a complex wine that makes a stunning first impression with explosive aromatics, plush textures, and excellent structure. 95 Points - Pinot Report
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