Patz & Hall

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.244 ratings
9.119 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
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
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

Gap's is loaded.

Gap's is loaded.

Sep 8th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.3

Deep ruby red color, with spreading sweet berry aromas top-noted by spice. The body is spritely, like fresh-squeezed ruby grapefruit muddled with pomegranate, but with a finishing hit of clove and nutmeg and a supple, amber texture. The wood here is obvious, but with time will integrate and add dimension to the fresh and lively fruit. Cellar it for a few years. 14.2% abv | $70 (sample)

Deep ruby red color, with spreading sweet berry aromas top-noted by spice. The body is spritely, like fresh-squeezed ruby grapefruit muddled with pomegranate, but with a finishing hit of clove and nutmeg and a supple, amber texture. The wood here is obvious, but with time will integrate and add dimension to the fresh and lively fruit. Cellar it for a few years. 14.2% abv | $70 (sample)

Feb 25th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.7

This wine will develop for a long time!

This wine will develop for a long time!

Jul 13th, 2014
Katrina Van Aller

Northern California Sales Manager, Silver Oak/Twomey Cellars

9.4

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Apr 21st, 2014
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#IPNC, Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Vyd, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Jul 27th, 2014
Ruth Souroujon

Gorgeous fruit, touch of a bite, and long finish.

Gorgeous fruit, touch of a bite, and long finish.

Jan 26th, 2015