Brawny yet bright in tangy orange peel, cranberry and strawberry, this well-made wine from a well-known and coveted site is impressive in its breadth and complexity. With thirst-quenching acidity it fills the palate with fruit, spice and oak in equal measure.
-Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts
The 2017 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard was made with 10% whole cluster and aged in 50% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby, the nose is slow to unfurl to scents of smoked cranberries, baked rhubarb, pure raspberry and strawberry preserves, candied violets and blackberry pie with spicy and earthy touches. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and intense, with unfurling, spiced flavor layers. It has a fine, grainy frame and seamless freshness, finishing long and layered. 1,025 cases produced.
-Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, 94 pts
Loads of cherries, but also plenty of tannic power, concentration and some mineral character, making this young pinot noir an exciting wine that has a long life ahead of it. Drink or hold.
-James Suckling, 93 pts
Lastly, the 2017 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard is the clear standout and offers plenty of dark cherry and black raspberry fruits interwoven with hints of chocolate, toasted spices, and dried earth. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, with integrated acidity and fine tannin, it shines both for its terrific complex as well as textural richness on the palate. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
-Jeb Dunnuck, 93 pts
Textured, concentrated flavors of dried cherry, rose petal and currant are backed by powerful acidity. Sandalwood and spice notes linger on the plush rich finish. Drink now through 2024.
-Wine Spectator, 92 pts