Gros Ventre Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard 2017
100% Pinot Noir. Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team Chris and Sarah Pittinger, Gros Ventre Cellars has been over 20 years in the making. After college, Chris spent several years tasting and selling mostly European wines in shops and restaurants as a sommelier, which shaped his palate and lead him towards wine production. Through his work both at Gros Ventre, Chris was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2013 Winemakers to Watch by Jon Bonné. In the winery, minimal handling and intervention is the goal while the production centers around Pinot Noir grown in cool, coastal sites, all of which are farmed by hands-on growers focused on sustainability. Cerise Vineyard is completely biodynamic and has a high elevation (700-1100 feet) which gives a wine that has tremendous fruit intensity and a racy finish. Production for this bottling is below 200 cases, so grab it while you still can!