Sojourn Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Price: $55.99
Item No. 129978
  • PR96
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Gap's Crown Vineyard is situated in the foothills just above the Sangiacomo Vineyard. Steep slopes and rocky soils cause significant vine stress, and the resulting wines are concentrated, with complex flavors, and a phenomenal structure that distinguishes thse wines from other California Pinot noirs. The exceptional 2012 vintage allowed for perfect hang-time and picking conditions. Flavors were bursting as optimal ripeness was achieved after a long and steady ripening phase.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep ruby color; deep, spicy, earthy cherry aromas; deep and very complex cherry and earthy flavors with lots of spice and oak notes; great texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Big, bold Pinot that's also layered and nuanced."
96 Points

Learn About Sojourn

Based in the town of Sonoma, Sojourn Cellars is a highly acclaimed winery specializing in the production of artisan Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. We source fruit from celebrated vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa Counties, and we help direct farming operations to assure that our grapes are produced using world-class growing techniques. We consistently produce...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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