Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Exhibiting rich dark berry, raspberry, mocha and savory herb notes, this is very complex and well-built, with firm, fine-grained tannins that give the flavors traction.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Similarly styled (to the 2010), the 2012 Pinot Noir Gap's Crown has plenty of charred spices, plum, licorice, scorched earth and dried flowers to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich, yet nicely focused style on the palate. It took plenty of air, so decant if drinking anytime soon. It should have a solid 8-10 years of evolution.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Vivid ruby-red. Deeper in pitch and darker in character than the Kanzler, displaying scents of blackberry, violet and licorice. Smoky mineral and spice notes lift dark berry liqueur and floral pastille flavors, with a cola nuance emerging on the back half. Rich yet lively pinot, with excellent finishing focus and length and lingering floral character.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 464 bottles owned
- 120 collectors