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Producer: Gros Ventre Cellars, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2017 Gros Ventre Cellars Pinot Noir First Born

The most expensive in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir First Born comes 60% from the Campbell Ranch and 40% from the Baranoff Vineyard. It was destemmed and brought up in 60% new French oak. It's a tiny production release and has a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, focused style to go with more dark cherry and currant fruits, notes of scorched earth, and gravelly minerality, good acidity, and background oak. Give it a year or two, and it should see its 10th birthday in fine form.

  $78 1

The most expensive in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir First Born comes 60% from the Campbell Ranch and 40% from the Baranoff Vineyard. It was destemmed and brought up in 60% new French oak. It's a tiny production release and has a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, focused style to go with more dark cherry and currant fruits, notes of scorched earth, and gravelly minerality, good acidity, and background oak. Give it a year or two, and it should see its 10th birthday in fine form.

2017 Gros Ventre Cellars Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch

The 2017 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch comes from the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems (10%) and 18 months in 25% new French oak. It's a step up over the Baranoff Vineyard, offering more purity in its black cherry, black raspberries, candied violets, and spice-laced aromas and flavors. Beautifully textured, straight and focused on the palate, it has rock-solid tannins, good acidity, and a great finish.

  $58 1

The 2017 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch comes from the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems (10%) and 18 months in 25% new French oak. It's a step up over the Baranoff Vineyard, offering more purity in its black cherry, black raspberries, candied violets, and spice-laced aromas and flavors. Beautifully textured, straight and focused on the palate, it has rock-solid tannins, good acidity, and a great finish.

2017 Gros Ventre Cellars Pinot Noir Baranoff Vineyard

From a site in the Russian River Valley, the 2017 Pinot Noir Baranoff Vineyard was all destemmed and spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. It has a spicy, complex bouquet that offers plenty of mulled mulberry and cherry fruit, medium-bodied richness and depth, lots of sappy herbs and underbrush, good mid-palate depth, and a clean finish. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

  $58 1

From a site in the Russian River Valley, the 2017 Pinot Noir Baranoff Vineyard was all destemmed and spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. It has a spicy, complex bouquet that offers plenty of mulled mulberry and cherry fruit, medium-bodied richness and depth, lots of sappy herbs and underbrush, good mid-palate depth, and a clean finish. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

2017 Gros Ventre Cellars Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

The appellation 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes mostly from the Campbell Ranch and was 90% destemmed and spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. Lots of spiced raspberries, mulberries, dried herbs, and foresty/piney notes emerge from the glass, and it’s a rounded, nicely textured, balanced effort that offers plenty of charm.

  $48 1

The appellation 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes mostly from the Campbell Ranch and was 90% destemmed and spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. Lots of spiced raspberries, mulberries, dried herbs, and foresty/piney notes emerge from the glass, and it’s a rounded, nicely textured, balanced effort that offers plenty of charm.