The 2018 vintage of our Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot noir continues to demonstrate that this is the premier vineyard within the Sonoma Coast appellation. It sits at a windy 800 feet with volcanic soils that deliver intense, concentrated wines. Moderate temperatures and foggy nights in 2018 allowed the grapes to retain their natural acidity while developing complex flavors. Much of the wine’s intensity derives from vine stress caused by the site’s steep slopes, rocky soils and windy conditions. This wine offers dark berry and cherry aromas, baking spice, and layers of texture enhanced by 10% whole cluster fermentation.