The 2014 Chardonnay Gap's Crown Vineyard is all class. Silky, layered and wonderfully nuanced, the Gap's Crown oozes personality. Candied lemon peel, jasmine, sage and white pepper are some of the many signatures that develop in the glass. The 2014 is understand and soft-spoken, but there is no shortage of nuance. This is a stunning Chardonnay from Gavin Chanin.
Robert Parker 94P
Another rocking wine is the 2014 Chardonnay Gap’s Crown Vineyard, which spent 12 months in 40% new oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, textured and layered, it has terrific notes of crushed rock, white peach, white flowers and a kiss of that cream corn characteristics that I almost only find in wines from the north coast. It too will shine for decade.
A partnership between Bill Price (who owns a number of vineyards including Durell Vineyard, Trip Vineyard, DuPont Vineyard, One Sky Vineyard, Walala Vineyard and Gap’s Crown Vineyard) and Gavin Chanin, Lutum focuses on single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from a number of top sites in California. Chanin is a terrific winemaker (don't miss his wines releases under his own label, which are reviewed in this report) and these elegant, impressive wines lean towards the fresher, leaner end of the spectrum, without conceding too much in terms of texture and richness. These are highly recommended.
Med en fortid hos Au Bon Climat og Qupe, hvor Gavin Chanin var assisterende winemaker under Jim Clendenen og Bob Lindquist, har han fået de optimale betingelser for at skabe verdensklassevin. Han fokuserer 100% på Santa Barbara County og søger kompromisløst markens evne til at tale sit DNA. Fokus er på Chardonnay samt Pinot noir, som begge lukrerer på køligt beliggende marker tæt på havet. Samtlige vine er økologiske enkelt-marks vine og der benyttes primært gamle stokke i optimal balance. Målet er at fremhæve balance, finesse samt kompleksitet hvilket hans vine til fulde illustrerer.Samtlige etiketter er tegnet af Gavin....