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Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Petaluma Gap

Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 The Wrangler - Ernest Vineyards
$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.

Dynamic garnet with subtle brick red edges. Tremendously expressive of wild berry, hibiscus, red plum, thyme, saddle leather, and wet earth aromatically. Assertive, but ripe, tannins with fresh acidity and sour fruit like unripe strawberry, rhubarb, and dried cranberry define a sturdy, yet bright, texture.

Overview Video from the Ernest Team

Tasting Sheet

Recipe

AppellationPetaluma Gap
VineyardGrand Vent Vineyard (fka Clary Ranch)
Oak40% new French Oak
Release DateAugust 30, 2020
Alcohol12.3%
Production310 cases