2014 Sun Chase Pinot Noir
Literally just above Gap’s Crown, the Sun Chase Vineyard is more exposed to the wind and sun, so the fruit is more pronounced and intense. Darker in the glass and more flamboyant, this is pure Pinot fruit at its best. No new oak or overt alcohol are present to obfuscate the purity of this delightful 2014.
Dense aromas of sweet summer fruit and dark spices jump from the vivid aromas of this precocious wine. Flamboyant and bright at first, the wine settles down and shows great precision and length as it opens up. A slightly more full wine than the Gap’s Crown, this wine carries its density and weight like a prizefighter.