2008 Harrington Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.36, 175 cases, $40. This well-known vineyard is located at the southeastern edge of the Petaluma Gap in the town of Penngrove. The soil is extremely rocky which stresses the vines. The prevailing wind and fog keep the grapes high in acidity while flavors develop. Clones are Dijon 828 and 115. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. A cherry themed nose offers added nuances of dark rose petals and exotic roasted coffee. Bright and hightoned flavors of dark red cherries and berries are sweetened with oak and end with a citric peel and cherry skin finish. More restrained and delicate than the other 2008 Harrington Pinot Noirs, achieving more interest over time in the glass. Very Good. Reviewed December 14, 2010

Winery: Harrington Wine
From article: Drinking Small