First Born is Gros Ventre’s flagship cuvée – a barrel selection of the best lots in a given vintage. The 2014 is comprised of 5 barrels sourced from an undisclosed vineyard in the Fort-Ross Seaview AVA and a single barrel of Baranoff Vineyard. First Born is typically our boldest, most fruit-laden wine, but also shows some of the brightest acidity. The 2014 is approachable out of the gate with aromas of dark red & blue fruits coupled with subtle notes of 5-spice, tamarind, orange peel, and vanilla bean. The front of the palate has a supple texture that is bracketed by mild fruit tannins and mouth-watering acidity on the finish.