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Gap's Crown

Notes:
Perched on the western edge of Sonoma Mountain, ranging in elevation from 300’ to 840’ above sea level, Gap’s Crown vineyard takes advantage of the steep Sonoma Mountain hillsides to promote natural airflow and drainage within the vineyard. As part of the Sonoma Coast AVA, the Vineyard is located on Sonoma Mountain where its surrounding southwest facing hills meet the Petaluma Wind Gap. To the south of the vineyard, the hills of the Sonoma Mountain turn southeast and channel cool breezes of the Petaluma Gap toward the San Pablo Bay. To the north, Sonoma Mountain gives way to Crane Canyon and the northwest hills which helps create a natural fog pocket around the vineyard. Typically, the coastal fog trapped in this pocket takes longer to burn off during the latter days of the growing season. This lingering fog at the end of the growing season allows the fruit in Gap’s Crown Vineyard to ripen slowly, developing sugar and phenolic ripeness in unison.
AVA:
Sonoma Coast (Petaluma Gap)
Soils:
Brown Clay Loams with significant rock
Elevation:
280’ – 900’ feet above sea level
Block:
13
Clone:
777
Cases Produced:
196 Cases

Sun Chase

Notes:
As part of the Sonoma Coast AVA, Sun Chase Vineyard peers above the Gap’s Crown Vineyard perched on a Southwest facing hillside at an elevation between 900’ and 1400’ feet. Located where the Petaluma Wind Gap meets Sonoma Mountain, this vineyard is heavily influenced by the cool ocean breezes from the Petaluma Wind Gap. Perched above the fogline, Sun Chase Vineyard is quickly becoming one of the most sought after vineyards in the Petaluma Gap.
AVA:
Sonoma Coast (Petaluma Gap)
Soils:
Brown Clay Loams with significant rock
Elevation:
900’ – 1400’ feet above sea level
Block:
3 & 14
Clone:
828 & 777
Cases Produced:
170 Cases

Soberanes

Notes:
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Soberanes Vineyard sits next to Gary’s Vineyard and is the newest vineyard of the Pisoni and Franscioni family partnerships. This meticulously hand farmed vineyard is marine influenced from the bay with morning fog that cools the Salinas valley leading to strong afternoon valley winds.
AVA:
Santa Lucia Highland
Soils:
Decomposed granite, sandy, gravely loam
Elevation:
425’ feet above sea level
Clone:
SO4 rootstock, Pisoni clone of Pinot Noir
Cases Produced:
146 Cases