Sojourn Cellars Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard 750 ml • 2016 •

country: United States / region: California / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2016 / sku: 29421824
The Wine Advocate   91 Points
Reg. $69.99 $59.99
DESCRIPTION:
Our 2016 bottling of the Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot noir continues to affirm this vineyard as one of the brightest stars in California. After the 2014’s #35 ranking on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of 2016, and the 2015’s 95-point score from Robert Parker, the 2016 follows strongly with robust flavors and excellent structure. Much of this wine’s concentration derives from the site’s steep slopes and rocky soils, complemented by severe drought conditions and the tiny berries that resulted. The wine’s signature dark cherry aroma is enhanced by 10% whole cluster fermentation, adding depth and texture for a long complex finish.

• Pinot Noir •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Beef
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Game
Lamb
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Ratings

The Wine Advocate   91 Points
RPThe Wine Advocate: 91 points
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard opens with pronounced notions of Black Forest cake, blackberry compote and red plums with nuances of lilacs, underbrush, camphor and oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers concentrated black fruit flavors with a velvety texture and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering earthy note.