Raised in Burgundy, for decades a Sonoma and Napa winemaker, Stephane Vivier makes outstanding Pinots full of character and precision. “Gap’s Crown” Pinots can’t help to be broad-shouldered and rich. Vivier harnesses its force, making a Pinot with concentration, complexity and longevity. At turns hearty and delicate, get dark berry/cherry, rosewater, smoke, cocoa, earth. Opens up slowly.