2017 Patz & Hall 'Gap’s Crown' Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap
Winemaker Notes: This vineyard sits high on a rock strewn, windswept hill directly overlooking the Petaluma Gap, the coastal mountain feature that feeds the cool Pacific air into the Russian River basin. Usually the last vineyard we pick each year, and often the most tannic of our wines, the 2017 offering has a softer, less tannic and more resolved composition. Intense aromas of black cherry, citrus peel, dark cocoa along with hints of mushroom-forest floor intermingle and intertwine. Gap’s Crown Vineyard is a very long-lived wine that rewards patient cellaring for many years to come.
Jeb Dunnuck - "Classy forest floor, mulberry, black raspberry, spice, and incense notes emerge from the 2017 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown, a beautifully elegant, seamless, classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This is a great vineyard."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2017 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard was made with 10% whole cluster and aged in 50% new oak. It's medium ruby-purple and reluctantly opens to black cherries, pipe tobacco, jamón ibérico, forest floor and accents of dried lilac. It’s medium-bodied and silky with expansive layers structured by mouthwatering acidity and a grainy frame, finishing long. This is delicious now but will benefit from another year in bottle. Rating: 93+"
|Country||USA - California|
|Winery||Patz & Hall|
|Grape Varietals||Pinot Noir|