Patz & Hall

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.293 ratings
9.231 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Wilfred Wong

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

9.3

A super exciting, multi-dimensional wine! Deep ruby, garnet color; exotic black fruit aroma, with a complementary nudge of oak, berry-scented; medium bodied, firm and well built on the palate; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; complex flavors of red and black fruits, lots of flavor interest; medium finish. One of the great Pinot Noirs in the state, needs more time to gain further complexities. (Best Served: 2019-2027) [Composition: 100% Pinot Noir] [Winemaking Highlights: Multi-yeast fermentations (wild & cultured), 15% whole clusters, 100% malo-lactic fermentation in barrel; 65% new Burgundian French oak barrels; bottled without fining or filtration] [Production: 684 cases] [James Hall, Winemaker]

A super exciting, multi-dimensional wine! Deep ruby, garnet color; exotic black fruit aroma, with a complementary nudge of oak, berry-scented; medium bodied, firm and well built on the palate; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; complex flavors of red and black fruits, lots of flavor interest; medium finish. One of the great Pinot Noirs in the state, needs more time to gain further complexities. (Best Served: 2019-2027) [Composition: 100% Pinot Noir] [Winemaking Highlights: Multi-yeast fermentations (wild & cultured), 15% whole clusters, 100% malo-lactic fermentation in barrel; 65% new Burgundian French oak barrels; bottled without fining or filtration] [Production: 684 cases] [James Hall, Winemaker]

2 people found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.5

Bright, concentrated. snappy acidity.

Bright, concentrated. snappy acidity.

2 people found it helpfulMay 24th, 2014
Matthew Loso

Tastes like it was bottled yesterday!!! Great wine.

Tastes like it was bottled yesterday!!! Great wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.1

This was formerly part of the Sonoma coast Pinot blend

This was formerly part of the Sonoma coast Pinot blend

1 person found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
Adam Plotkin

Another winner from Patz &Hall! #IPNC

Another winner from Patz &Hall! #IPNC

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Tasted along side the 2014 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and 2013 Durant and Booth Pinot Noir.

Solid ruby red. Herbaceous nose with red berries and a touch savory on day one. Day two opened up with some sweet spices, earthy notes and dark currants. A bit harsh on day one on the palate with tart strawberries on the attack, a savory undertone and steely finish. Day two the tarty notes disappeared and brought on some more savory notes and red berries. High lingering acidity (7/10) and medium bodied. Medium plus finish. Needed the second day to become more integrated. Give it a nice decant if drinking now. Drink till 2023.

Tasted along side the 2014 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and 2013 Durant and Booth Pinot Noir.

Solid ruby red. Herbaceous nose with red berries and a touch savory on day one. Day two opened up with some sweet spices, earthy notes and dark currants. A bit harsh on day one on the palate with tart strawberries on the attack, a savory undertone and steely finish. Day two the tarty notes disappeared and brought on some more savory notes and red berries. High lingering acidity (7/10) and medium bodied. Medium plus finish. Needed the second day to become more integrated. Give it a nice decant if drinking now. Drink till 2023.

May 26th, 2017
Bryant Bickel

High extraction on this vineyard, nice cherry and small berry notes, the nose just tells you Sonoma is home. It is still firm on the second day. Patz and Hall is really shining on these 13's.

High extraction on this vineyard, nice cherry and small berry notes, the nose just tells you Sonoma is home. It is still firm on the second day. Patz and Hall is really shining on these 13's.

Dec 13th, 2016
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.3

Brilliant!

Brilliant!

Jun 22nd, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Always a fan of Gaps Crown

Always a fan of Gaps Crown

Feb 29th, 2016
Tom Riley

Way. Too. Young! Deep, dark, complex, and concentrated. If you have some of this, step away from the cellar. Do not touch for at least three years. Drinking right now? Great taste, silly waste. Don't do it.

Way. Too. Young! Deep, dark, complex, and concentrated. If you have some of this, step away from the cellar. Do not touch for at least three years. Drinking right now? Great taste, silly waste. Don't do it.

Dec 30th, 2015