Patz & Hall Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 750ml
SKU: 22390

Patz & Hall Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Patz & Hall
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
This vineyard sits high on a rock strewn, windswept hill directly overlooking the Petaluma Gap, the coastal mountain feature that feeds the cool Pacific air into the Russian River basin. Usually the last vineyard we pick each year, and often the most tannic of our wines, the 2017 offering has a softer, less tannic and more resolved composition. Intense aromas of black cherry, citrus peel, dark cocoa along with hints of mushroom-forest floor intermingle and intertwine. Gap's Crown Vineyard is a very longlived wine that rewards patient cellaring for many years to come.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Classy forest floor, mulberry, black raspberry, spice, and incense notes emerge from the 2017 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown, a beautifully elegant, seamless, classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This is a great vineyard, and the only downside here is that there were only 713 cases produced. Drink bottles over the coming 5-7 years.

May 21, 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard was made with 10% whole cluster and aged in 50% new oak. It's medium ruby-purple and reluctantly opens to black cherries, pipe tobacco, jamón ibérico, forest floor and accents of dried lilac. It's medium-bodied and silky with expansive layers structured by mouthwatering acidity and a grainy frame, finishing long. This is delicious now but will benefit from another year in bottle. 713 cases produced.

December 19, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Ripe, rich and decadent, with dense spiciness to the dark plum and dried berry flavors that show notes of espresso and cardamom. Creamy on the finish, with chocolate mousse accents. Drink now through 2026. 113 cases made.

September 30, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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From the great Petaluma Gap site, long a source for the producer, this vintage shows a wealth of juicy black fruit alongside crunchy cranberry and currant. Rounded and textured in velvety tannins, it finishes with fistfuls of clove, nutmeg and toasted oak.

August 1, 2020

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