Facts of Note
Our first estate blend
Ready to be enjoyed upon release
2 vineyards, 8 clones
A celebration of two estate vineyards - one, a Sonoma Coast property developed specifically with Pinot Noir in mind and another residing within the Russian River Valley hosting some of the coolest conditions within the appellation.
Gap's Crown, comprised of steep hillsides and sweeping elevation changes, is all about a professional singular focus on Pinot Noir. We find the fruit hangs a little longer creating more balanced and evolved flavors. We enjoy a long-term lease on these vines and have worked with the vineyard since 2006.
Keefer Ranch, hidden in the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley, features gently rolling hills, fog, breezes and fresh nights. The grapes farmed here hold a natural acidity and elegance. A heralded property; that has been in the Kosta Browne family since 2005, we were able to purchase it in 2013.
Together, these vineyards represent our first moves as winegrowers. This wine commemorates that occasion.
A barrel each of the following wines:
Gap’s Crown Vineyard, clones 114, 115, 667, 828, Swan. Sonoma Coast harvested Sept. 12th-22nd.
Keefer Ranch, clones 2A, 115, 117, 828, Pommard 4, Russian River Valley harvested Sept. 13th-30th.
Nose: Blueberry, black cherry and ripe of strawberry notes intermingle with hints oak and blackberry jam to create a lush aromatic bouquet.
Mouth: Dark fruits with a deep purple core. Richly textured with a broad and opulent mouthfeel. Fine tannin and bright, balanced acidity keep this wine fresh but decadently layered.