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Grand Vent

PETALUMA GAP

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Grand Vent is a 15 acre vineyard sitting in the mouth of the Petaluma Gap. The majority of the Vineyard is Pinot Noir with clones Pommard 4, Dijon 113, 943, and 667 with a small amount of Syrah perched high on a slope all on 1103 Paulson root stock. In his book, A New California Wine, Jon Bonne describes this vineyard as “perhaps... the most challenging vineyard [in all of California], located in the Middle Two Rock area outside Petaluma, in the heart of Sonoma dairy country.”

The unique terroir produces really special and interesting flavors with exceptionally long hang times. Planted on rolling slopes in a picturesque valley composed primarily of Steinbeck Loam, the small vineyard site produces depth and complexity. The combination of the cool climate and wind pushes hang times to a mid to late October allowing flavor maturation to continue while waiting on the sugar.

The Pinot is stacked and packed with fruit of dark and concentrated cherries presented in a fresh, lively manner. Intense and complex, it delivers good acidity and a healthy tannic backbone with a smooth and luscious, lingering finish.

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