2018 Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 Gap's Crown Vineyard Chardonnay

The Gap’s Crown Vineyard, long heralded as one of Sonoma’s premier pinot noir properties, is now gaining notoriety for its chardonnay. The 2018 vintage justifies all the hype. Shrouded in fog most of the day, with winds that cool and extend the growing season, these grapes ripen ever so slowly. On the nose, you’ll sense limestone, white flowers, and fresh morning buns. With distinctive minerality, enhanced by notes of honeysuckle, Key lime, and fresh cream, this chardonnay dances on the palate. We hope you enjoy the remarkable amplitude and depth of this heavenly wine.

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2018 was one of those magical years. With a mild spring, the early growing season plodded along at a relatively normal pace. Once the berries set, we knew we had a healthy and full crop. So full, in fact, we did a number of fruit-thinning passes to reduce load on the vines. Even with this, we were happy to see an above-average harvest with superb quality. We started picking in earnest after Labor Day, with cool, fall weather that allowed us to transfer the grapes in a calm and measured pace. All in all, 2018 will go down as a year to remember, with wines of true depth and power.
Year
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Titratable Acidity
6.4 g/L
pH
3.51
Aging
11 months | 100% French Oak, 24% New
Fermentation
27 days | French Oak
Alcohol %
14.1
Production
576 Cases
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