More than all other WALT Pinot Noirs, our Gapís Crown is the most exuberant and muscular, a vibrant manifestation of the vineyard site. The WALT Gapís Crown glows with a deep purple hue and its lavish blueberry and blackberry aromas jump from the glass. On the palate, the wine is dense with raspberry, chocolate, violets and brown spice.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Exceptionally fruity in raspberries and cherries, this Pinot shows finely-ground tannins that give it a distinguished texture. It’s so forward in flavor that it may not be an ager, so drink up over the next three years. (Nov 2013)
The picturesque Gapís Crown vineyard is perched on a hillside. The site is in the direct path of the Petaluma Gap,
characterized by coastal fog and the cool, steady winds from the Pacific Ocean. This vineyardís reputation has quickly ascended as one of the best in the Sonoma Coast appellation. Vineyard Manager, Mike Cybulski, and his dedicated team practice vine-by-vine farming to optimize the vine and fruit development throughout the growing season.