Black Kite Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir is one of Black Kite's newer wines; the 2013 was its first vintage. This large vineyard is at the base of Sonoma Mountain, and is part of the proposed Petaluma Gap appellation, as suggested by its name. Black Kite has 23 rows at the end of Block 2B, which are planted with the Dijon 777 clone. This Pinot Noir is stunning in its generous and mouthfilling entry, flavors of black cherry, sweet vanilla and cranberry, and a velvety, lingering finish. Black Kite produces approximately 250 cases each year.