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2018 Gap's Crown Vineyard

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Red fruit-driven with lifted notes of baking spice and dark cherry aromatics. There is an electricity and intensity to the fruit in this wine. It has richness and layers of depth that are highlighted by an explosion of fresh fruit in the mid-palate. The 2018 vintage is a beautifully balanced wine showcasing the near perfect growing season. At an elevation of 300-800 feet above sea level, Gap’s Crown sits in the heart of the Petaluma Gap 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:
196 Cases
 
50% French New Oak
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
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2018 Sun Chase Vineyard

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Robust flavors and exceptional texture, the wine is characterized by Strawberry-Rhubarb flavors followed with herbaceous notes of thyme. Our goal is to create a wine that showcases the varietal’s exceptional character in this region. The 2018 vintage highlights the beautiful acidity and freshness that this vineyard produces year after year. The fruit is so pure yet seamlessly balanced allowing the distinctive minerality to shine. This wine is a beautiful display of concentrated red fruit flavors with an incredibly long finish. 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:
201 Cases
 
50% French New Oak
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
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2018 Soberanes Vineyard

Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Full spectrum of bright and dark red fruits across the board characterized by subtle spiciness, wind-blown lavender and tangy orange peel.  This wine is rich and full with a beautiful mouthfeel and texture. It's juicy mid-palate is characterized by plenty of weight, which is round and broadly textured, with an impressive acidic structure. The 2018 growing season produced another elegant but powerful Pinot Noir from this magical vineyard. Nestled up against the bench-land hills, the Soberanes Vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. This family vineyard builds upon a tradition of high quality hands on wine growing. The Pisoni and Franscioni families, whose friendship spans three generations bring pedigree and proven stewardship to this premium vineyard site. 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:
149 Cases
 
50% French New Oak
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
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