At Robert Craig Winery we strive every year to make a white wine worthy of comparison with the finest in the world. Rather than a heavy, buttery Napa Chardonnay, we aim for “racy, mineral-laden, structured and precise” with this release. Zero malolactic fermentation keeps this wine crisp and bright — perfect for briny Tomales Bay oysters.
The Gap’s Crown vineyard is situated on the western edge of Sonoma Mountain — a hillside vineyard with extremely stony soils and low yields that crowns, if you will, The Petaluma Gap. This gap in the coastal mountain range is a fog and breeze pocket that draws cool ocean wind and fog from the Bodega Bay inland.
The 2015 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay offers up bright fruit aromas of citrus, fresh apple, pear and white peach along with hints of warm brioche and baking spice, with subtle floral notes on the finish. The flavors are crisp and steely with juicy citrus fruit finishing with flint and mineral.
APPELLATION: Sonoma Coast
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
TA: 8.0g/L | pH: 3.24
CASES PRODUCED: 526