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Sonoma Coast, CA
The Tasting Panel, Publisher’s Pick – 94 points
About the Vineyard:
Gap’s Crown Vineyard is located on the western edge of Sonoma Mountain in the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The steep hillside location promotes natural airflow and soil drainage throughout the vineyard. This vineyard is known for its thinner, rockier soils that produce intensely flavored wines without compromising acidity and finesse.
“The winds of Sonoma lent us our name. Be it a steady breeze or a firm gust, an anabatic wind is one that blows up the hills of a vineyard during calm and sunny weather.” –John Sweazey, Proprietor
Winemaker and General Manager:
About the Winemaker:
Anaba winemaker Jennifer Marion believes the art of winemaking finds its soul in the vineyard. “I’ve always said you cannot trust a winemaker with clean shoes and soft hands,” she says. “My winemaking philosophy is defined by attention to the details in the vineyard as well as the winery.”
Jennifer’s devotion to the vineyards began when she worked with Napa Valley-based Crop Care Associates, one of California’s largest independent agricultural technology consulting firms. At the time, she was completing her Viticulture and Enology degree at the University of California at Davis.
In addition to overseeing Anaba’s estate vineyards, she also works hand-in-hand with many of Sonoma County’s most esteemed growers who own such legendary properties as Sangiacomo Vineyard, Windsor Oaks, Ferguson Ranch and Bacigalupi Vineyard.