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Vineyard: Annadel Gap

OwnerCarl Stanton
AppellationRussian River Valley
Dates Planted2001 and more recent
Acres15.62 acres (Pinot Noir); Total 22.46 acres
LocationNorthernmost Sonoma Valley which is actually cooler than much of Russian River Valley region, more akin to the Petaluma Gap.
SoilsVaried with fractured shale and sandstone interspersed with river gravels, clay and sand.
VarietiesPinot Noir, Syrah
Clones115, 667, 777, 943, Calera, Chambertain (90), Mt. Eden (UCD 37), Pommard
ManagersPhillipe Coderey

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2014 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.56, RS 0.1g/L, 780 cases, $44. Released June 2015. 115, 777, 943 and Calera clones. Native fermentation, 20% whole clusters, 5 to 6-day cold soak, berries kept whole with each clone separated, native yeast fermentation, aged on lees in French oak barrels, 30% new, for 6 months. Gentle fining with no filtration. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of black cherry, earthy flora and barrel. The mid weight black raspberry and blackberry flavors are complimented by a waft of oak. Seductively suave in texture with silky tannins. Noticeable harmony and forward drink ability. Score: 89. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Clone 37 Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.79, RS 0.8g/L, 98 cases, $54. Released December 2015. Mt. Eden clone. 5 to 6-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation, basket pressed, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 45% new. Gentle fining and filtration. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of dark berry preserves and underbrush lead to a mid weight plus core of tasty black cherry and black raspberry fruits. This is a seamless wine that finds balance between fruit, tannin, acid and oak. Enjoyable now, with a lingering sweet berry finish that leaves behind a memorable impression. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Clone 90 Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.57, RS 0.6g/L, 98 cases, $54. Released December 2015. Chambertain selection (90). Berries kept whole, 5 to 6-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation, basket pressed, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Gentle fining and filtration. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The cherry and raspberry fruit flavors of this wine are seasoned with savory notes of sous-bois and damp pine needles. The wine is still a bit tight, with the redder-toned fruit searching for expression. Nicely composed, with a light imprint of oak, integrated tannins, and a refreshing finish. Score: 91. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Heritage Clones Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.57, RS 0.8g/L, 98 cases, $54. Released December 2015. Pommard and Mt. Eden clones. Berries kept whole with 20% whole clusters, 5 to 6-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation, basked pressed, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 45% new. Gentle fining and filtration. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose reluctantly offers scents of dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Robust and structured, showing delicious flavors of black raspberry, boysenberry and plum with a compliment of oak, finishing modestly with a wave of non astringent tannins. Great potential here, but needs more time in bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Pommard Clone Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.66, RS 0.6g/L, 98 cases, $54. Released December 2015. Berries kept whole and included 20% whole clusters, 5 to 6-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation, basked pressed, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 45% new. Gentle fining and filtration. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas of dark cherry, forest floor and shaved oak lead to middleweight flavors of oak-kissed black cherry and blackberry fruits. The tannins are generous and mildly astringent on the sweet black cherry finish. There is a good acid underbelly. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the astringent tannins still stood out. Score: 88. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard Estate Reserve Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.56, RS 0.8g/L, 220 cases, $64. Release March 2016. Pommard and 667 clones. 20% whole clusters, 5 to 6-day cold soak, native yeast fermentations, basket pressed, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Gentle fining and filtration. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Uplifting aromas of cherry pie and baking spices lead to a luscious and structured array of black cherry, raspberry and black tea flavors augmented with a deft touch of oak spice. The wine’s most remarkable feature is the finish, which is filled with aromatic cherry energy and lasts for what seems like a minute. Clearly, an exceptional but young wine that will continue to improve in the cellar and may be worthy of a higher score down the line. Score: 93. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »