Ray Isle, Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine, named our 2013 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir in his list of ‘Top 10 Wines of the Year’ as well as his “favorite new California Pinot.”
2013 Lutum Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir
My favorite new California Pinot of the year, out of the God-knows-how-many we were sent (if there’s a brand proliferation problem in California wine, Pinot Noir is the proof). Winemaker Gavin Chanin crafted a spicy, silky, beautifully structured red with fruit from this Petaluma Gap vineyard. All of the wines from this new project impressed me, but this one was the standout for me.