Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
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.
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.
|Aging/Cooperage||45% New French Oak|