TROMBETTA PINOT GAPS CROWN '14
TROMBETTA PINOT NOIR, GAP'S CROWN VINEYARD, PETALUMA GAP SONOMA COAST 2014
NVWE Notes: This impressive Pinot is textbook "Gap's Crown" in its combination of early appeal and age-worthiness. The aromas are a focused layering of dark boysenberry, dark plum, blueberry, black and red cherry, peppercorn, clove, nutmeg, star anise, sandalwood, baking-spice and sweet tobacco. It shows impressive depth and some tannic grip and is more piquantly fresh on the palate, where bright red cherry and red berry notes dominate. All of the other expected fruity-savory elements follow close behind though and everything lingers with a food-worthy balance. Tasty now, it is a few years from its full beauty. 1100 cases produced.
Pale ruby with a hint of purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard has a wonderful intensity of crushed red currants and cranberry scents with hints of underbrush, lavender and mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied and packed with vibrant red berry and earth-inspired flavors, it has a solid backbone of fine tannins and great length.