2018 Pinot Noir, Petaluma Gap, 750ml
Perfect Pinot from the Petaluma Gap
Located 32 miles north of San Francisco, in both Sonoma and Marin Counties, the Petaluma Gap is an inland valley distinguished by a 15-mile wide aperture in the coastal hills through which salty maritime wind and afternoon fog whisk in a chill. A typical day experiences a swoop of 40 to 50 degrees. Fog hangs in the vineyards until morning, when the sun warms the soil and berries. The process repeats each afternoon, and the constant cycle fosters a long growing season favorable to cool climate varietals such as pinot noir.