Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Petaluma Gap

Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 The Wrangler  - Ernest Vineyards
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.

Deep red and purple tones reveal ripe blackberries and black plums with hints of wild sage, thyme, and damp earth.  An elegant oak frame contains concentrated flavors of black fruits, plum skin, and spicy herbs, an unbashful and powerful expression of Pinot Noir.
AppellationPetaluma Gap
VineyardGrand Vent Vineyard (fka Clary Ranch)
Oak40% new French
Alcohol12.01%
Production225 cases