A vibrant ruby hue and seductive aromas of ripe cherries, wild berries, and hints of earthy spice make this vintage a true delight for the senses.
On the palate, experience a symphony of flavors that unfold gracefully. Ripe red fruits, including raspberry and cranberry, mingle with notes of black tea, cloves, and a subtle touch of vanilla. The wine's silky tannins and well-integrated oak contribute to its refined structure and lingering finish.
Crafted with precision and care, the Patz & Hall Gap Crown Pinot Noir 2017 exemplifies the winery's commitment to quality. This wine makes a wonderful companion for a variety of culinary experiences. Easily paired with roasted duck, grilled salmon, or creamy mushroom risotto, its elegance and complexity will elevate your dining experience to new heights.
94pts Jeb Dunnuck "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."
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "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, jamon iberico, 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."
Patz & Hall is a distinguished winery based in Sonoma, California, renowned for producing exceptional single-vineyard wines. Founded in 1988 by Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses, and Heather Patz, the winery's vision was to craft wines that showcased the distinct characteristics of Sonoma's finest vineyards. They take a meticulous approach to winemaking, focusing on small-lot production and hand-selecting grapes from vineyards throughout Sonoma and Napa Valleys. By working closely with their partner growers, they ensure that only the highest-quality fruit is used, reflecting the terroir of each vineyard.
Specializing in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Patz & Hall wines are known for their elegance, complexity, and balance. The winery's skilled winemakers employ traditional techniques combined with modern innovations to capture the essence of each vineyard site. With a deep respect for the land, they craft wines that express the true character and potential of the grapes.
Their portfolio includes an array of acclaimed wines, ranging from vineyard-designate offerings to blends that represent the best of their regions. Each wine is a testament to the winery's commitment to quality and their unwavering pursuit of excellence. With a long-standing reputation for producing exceptional wines, Patz & Hall has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated following of wine enthusiasts worldwide. Their commitment to sourcing the finest grapes and their meticulous winemaking practices have solidified their position as a benchmark producer of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
750ML / 14.2% ABV