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Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Petaluma Gap

Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 The Wrangler - Ernest Vineyards



Vinous - Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Pinot Noir The Wrangler Grand Vent Vineyard is a striking wine. In this tasting, it stands out for its intense aromatic presence. Game, pepper, wild flowers and crushed rocks give the wine striking translucence and myriad shades of dimension.


Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Medium ruby in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Grand Vent Vineyard The Wrangler
has a singular nose of granite, tricolor peppercorn, wild blackberry, smoke,
cola and dusty earth with crunchy fruits at the core. Medium-bodied and
earthy, the palate is focused more on nuance than overt fruit, with grainy textured tannins and a smoky finish.



A savory stance on the nose with coal-dust and graphite aromas, wild herbs, forestwood and small red fruit. The palate is wound tight and fine and really emanates power with elegance in impressive style. Fresh, red and blue fruit to close.

$62.00   750mL
Wind dictates everything at this 15-acre vineyard in Sonoma County. The parcel sits in the mouth of the Petaluma Gap, where a blend of unique terroir, cool climate, and consistent wind yields long hang times that allow flavors to mature slowly and steadily. The majority of the vineyard is Pinot Noir with clones of Pommard 4, Dijon 113, and 667. In his book, A New California Wine, Jon Bonne describes the vineyard as “perhaps the most challenging vineyards [in all of California].” Considering the intense flavors of the grapes from this location, we’re happy to take on the challenge of working with grapes farmed from here.

The core is deep and dense and then brightens beautifully on the edges, a hint at its site in the west Petaluma Gap where the wind is ever present. The aromatics match the density of the core, bridging the red/blue fruit spectrum. The candied bramble bush aromatics follow through on the palate with a lushness supported on firm tannin and lengthy acid.
AppellationPetaluma Gap
VineyardGrand Vent
Farming MethodSustainable
Aging/Cooperage45% New French Oak
Production252 cases