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2019 Gap's Crown Vineyard

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Ruby/plum in color !lowing to the rim, wild aromas of mulled red and dark fruits, mulled spice and fresh cut hay are effusive and forever expanding with this wine. Scents of game and spring !lowers combine to create an amazing ride for the senses. While at !irst this wine does not appear to be full bodied, the ever-expanding range of flavors and persistent mouthfeel seems to last for minutes on the palate. The finish is perfectly balanced and integrated with the acidity. This wine incorporates everything one would want in a Pinot Noir. At an elevation of 300-800 feet above sea level, Gap’s Crown sits in the heart of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This is an extremely rocky, well-draining site with northwestern exposure, which consistently produces powerful, concentrated Pinot Noirs in a New World-style. Its proximity to the Petaluma Gap, from which its name is derived, effectively moderates temperature during warm spells in the summer and fall that enables the crop to hang into late September and October in most vintages. - Mike Smith
AVA:
Petaluma Gap AVA (Sonoma County)
Production:
119 Cases
 
50% French New Oak
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
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2019 Sun Chase Vineyard

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Light ruby in the glass that is translucent to the rim can trick you into thinking that this is a lighter wine. Red and blue fruits along with a slight game note is well perfumed and combined with !loral notes that evoke a sense of place. On the palate the wine is sappy, persistent and wraps the palate with dense but light red raspberry and cherry notes along with the lingering minerality note while maintaining great freshness and balance. Block 14 comprised of Dijon clone 777 contributes the darker notes to this wine. Block 3 comprised of all clone 828 nicely frames in this wine with all of its tension and verve. Sun Chase Vineyard is situated on the Southeastern edge of the Sonoma Coast appellation at 800 ft elevation. Considered one of the top five vineyards in Sonoma County, Sun Chase consistently produces wines of great depth and complexity. The rocky hillside soils of this hillside gem are derived from volcanic parent material known as basalt which has a low concentration of magnesium but very rich in minerals which is ideal for cultivating premium Pinot Noir grapes. - Mike Smith
AVA:
Petaluma Gap AVA (Sonoma County)
Production:
97 Cases
 
50% French New Oak
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
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2019 Soberanes Vineyard

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Ruby in color with an almost opaque edge screams excitement. Mulled cherry, violets and orange peel aromas are combined with earthy scents and a touch of red spiced fruits which are effusive and persistent. This wine is rich and full with a beautiful mouthfeel and texture. The mid palate is awash with supple fruit overtones across the spectrum ranging from light to dark fruits. It has an elegant but engaging texture and perfectly integrated oak undertones that add complexity without covering the voluptuous fruit this vineyard is known for. Amazingly it finishes with a blast of deep cherry and sassafras. Nestled up against the bench-land hills, the Soberanes Vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This family owned vineyard has perfect drainage and abundant filtered sunshine that allows these grapes to ripen perfectly and evenly throughout the growing season. Managed primarily by the Pisoni Family, the utmost in care and attention to detail shows in every cluster of this vineyard. - Mike Smith
AVA:
Santa Lucia Highlands AVA (Monterey County)
Production:
47 Cases
 
50% French New Oak
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
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2019 Sonoma

Varietal:
Pinot Noir