Trombetta Family Wines

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.257 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
John Sweeney

Better on day 2. Needs lots of air. Deep, dark and slightly gritty.

Better on day 2. Needs lots of air. Deep, dark and slightly gritty.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.4

A tight and compact nose and palate that was not showing too much at the moment. Black fruit dominated with chocolate and spice. There was some bitterness on the finish. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #ctbucklinwine

A tight and compact nose and palate that was not showing too much at the moment. Black fruit dominated with chocolate and spice. There was some bitterness on the finish. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #ctbucklinwine

Jul 24th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.5

Much more going on on the nose and palate with the #13 Apples and meat on the nose along with the menthol. The alcohol was restrained on the nose and palate. The structure was there but less firm. Good length. Unfortunately the bottle had died a couple of hours later when tasted again. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #ctbucklinwine

Much more going on on the nose and palate with the #13 Apples and meat on the nose along with the menthol. The alcohol was restrained on the nose and palate. The structure was there but less firm. Good length. Unfortunately the bottle had died a couple of hours later when tasted again. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #ctbucklinwine

Jul 24th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.5

A profound and ripe nose driven by black and blue fruit. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. The palate had med complexity but was quite tight with a sturdy structure. Again, chocolate and menthol and a strong acai berry note. Length was not too long. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #ctbucklinwine

A profound and ripe nose driven by black and blue fruit. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. The palate had med complexity but was quite tight with a sturdy structure. Again, chocolate and menthol and a strong acai berry note. Length was not too long. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #ctbucklinwine

Jul 24th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.2

The #11 is having some issues with aging. Edges are quite faded and the alcohol was very present on the nose as well as the palate. Menthol and chocolate were the dominate notes with some ripe fruit. Med + tannins were edgy and the acid was med. Lacked balance and length. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #gapscrown #sonomacoast #ctbucklinwine

The #11 is having some issues with aging. Edges are quite faded and the alcohol was very present on the nose as well as the palate. Menthol and chocolate were the dominate notes with some ripe fruit. Med + tannins were edgy and the acid was med. Lacked balance and length. #trombettafamilywines #pinotnoir #gapscrown #sonomacoast #ctbucklinwine

Jul 24th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.2

Highly extracted but incredible concentration and depth of black and red fruit with great spice. For 14.8% #abv this is well balanced. This is absolutely delicious and showing so well right now. #trombetta #sonoma #sonomapinotnoir #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #usa #california #ctbucklinwine

Highly extracted but incredible concentration and depth of black and red fruit with great spice. For 14.8% #abv this is well balanced. This is absolutely delicious and showing so well right now. #trombetta #sonoma #sonomapinotnoir #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #gapscrown #usa #california #ctbucklinwine

Jun 22nd, 2016
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.4

Needs a decant. A gentle coax. Then it's off to the races. Awesome concentrated pinot that is still an intriguing textural challenge...soft and firm acid, lush and sharp fruit. Truly tasty. Will age great.

Needs a decant. A gentle coax. Then it's off to the races. Awesome concentrated pinot that is still an intriguing textural challenge...soft and firm acid, lush and sharp fruit. Truly tasty. Will age great.

Apr 29th, 2016
Randy Fuller

More color than in the Sonoma Coast offering shows immediately, a deeper and darker shade than the Sonoma Coast bottling. The nose is a little more savory, too, with more tea notes but still offering a basket full of bright fruit. The palate shows darker, but it does not go near what we might call “bold.” It is deeper and richer, again with food-friendly acidity to die for. 8 months oak 25% new.

More color than in the Sonoma Coast offering shows immediately, a deeper and darker shade than the Sonoma Coast bottling. The nose is a little more savory, too, with more tea notes but still offering a basket full of bright fruit. The palate shows darker, but it does not go near what we might call “bold.” It is deeper and richer, again with food-friendly acidity to die for. 8 months oak 25% new.

Nov 20th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.4

Evolving beautifully, litheyet full,vgood accompaniment to Mike D's set at #lafoodwine

Evolving beautifully, litheyet full,vgood accompaniment to Mike D's set at #lafoodwine

Aug 30th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.2

Bright fruit, good acidity, voluptuous with our being zaftig. Still young, could use more time

Bright fruit, good acidity, voluptuous with our being zaftig. Still young, could use more time

Apr 7th, 2015