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2016 Vivier Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir

​Gap’s Crown, tucked on the western hillside of Sonoma Mountain, is fanned by the cool ocean breezes that push through the Petaluma Gap. Our block is between 980-1180 feet above sea level. This is a favorite of Stéphane because of the long growing season, rocky soil and inhospitable weather.

Tasting Notes: This wine is complex and stylish. On the nose is an interplay of violet and mineral notes accented by intense red fruit. Elegant upon entry with a light earthiness and spice this wine opens on the palate fully balanced by juicy red fruit. Adequate acidity and minerality tame the of succulence of fruit leading to a satisfyingly complete finish.

18 months aging in French oak. 6 barrels produced.

Vintage: 2016
Cellar Notes: If you cellar this wine for several months or even years, your patience will reward you in spades. Its intricacies will be coaxed out beautifully over time, resulting in what we believe will be a truly extraordinary wine. However, if you simply can’t help yourself, be sure to decant.

Price: $68 a bottle

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