Jackson Estate Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir 2017
Established in 2018, Petaluma Gap is the newest AVA in CA and we are excited to share our first vintage of Jackson Estate Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir! This low elevation gap acts as a causeway for marine wind and fog to charge inland from the Pacific Ocean. The daily appearance of gusty winds causes a cool-climate environment, which creates smaller berries with thicker skins. The end result is an elegant Pinot Noir with fresh red and blue fruit flavors, savory notes and bright acid.
92 points, Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2019
The 2017 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap, aged 10 months in 30% new oak, has a pale to medium ruby color with a nose of granite, wild blackberries and fresh cranberries with notes of underbrush, bay leaf, citrus peel and sweet spice. The palate is light to medium-bodied, silky and intense with a good balance of bright fruits, spices and earthy notions. It has a frame of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and bright. Delicious!
90 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, Jun 2019
A delicate red, with notes of violet and crushed granite to the bright cherry, pomegranate and wild berry flavors. The spicy finish reveals hints of hot stone.
90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019
The 2017 Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap) is soft and pliant, both of which make it an absolute joy to taste today. Crushed red berries, mint, chalk and white pepper all give the wine an attractive upper register. There is a lovely sense of energy that runs through this taut yet expressive Pinot Noir. Drinking window: 2019 - 2025
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak, 30% new.
Clones: 21% Calera, 35% Clone 667, 43% Clone 777
100% of the fruit is from Cloud Landing Vineyards, located in the Petaluma Gap AVA, established 2018. The Petaluma Gap AVA is impacted by an 18-mile opening in the California coastal range, located between Sonoma and Marin Counties. This low elevation gap acts as a causeway for marine wind and fog to charge inland from the Pacific Ocean, and eventually empty into the San Pablo Bay.