2010 Sojourn Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast
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Gapís Crown Vineyard is situated on Roberts Road just above the Sangiacomo Vineyard. This highly sought-after hillside vineyard is racking up big scores, and we are fortunate to have produced some of its first widely recognized bottlings. 2010 was a blockbuster vintage for this vineyard, delivering superb aromas and lush textures. We sourced from the same clone 115 and 828 blocks as in previous vintages. These blocks have pure western exposure and benefit from the cool micro-climate of this site as well as the natural stress created by the severe terrain. In 2010 we also included a very low yielding clone 667 in the blend, adding another layer of richness.
The 2010 Gapís Crown Vineyard Pinot noir will not disappoint fans of its bold, concentrated style and lingering finish. Dark cherry aromas and sweet oak express themselves first, leading to hints of baking spice, chocolate, and rosemary. This is a complex wine that makes a great first impression, with a sweet entry, big lush textures and a nice frame.