2019 Chateau St. Jean Gaps Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
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This Pinot Noir from Gaps Crown Vineyard is balanced and elegant with lush flavors of plum, strawberry and sweet spice notes.
The stunningly beautiful Gap’s Crown vineyard is located on the western edge of Sonoma Mountain in the Petaluma Gap and ranges in elevation from 300’ to 840’. The vineyard is heavily influenced by cool ocean breezes and a natural fog pocket that stalls over the vineyard.
Record rainfall in winter and May showers filled the aquifers and refreshed soils while a cooler than normal spring slowed down growth. The summer was long, warm and even with very few extreme heat spikes allowing the grapes to ripen slowly while preserving the integrity of the grapes.