Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

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Dutton first farmed prunes, later farming apples and other fruits before planting winegrapes in the mid 1960’s. The MacPhail Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir is sourced from two of the family’s younger sustainably farmed vineyards.

Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir

2014 Vintage

Tasting Notes

“Show stopping, stunning, look up Green Valley in the dictionary and you’ll find that this is the perfect expression of this part of the Russian River Valley. While most think of Green Valley only as cool, there are spots that are actually warmer, and the Dutton Ranches fall in that bucket. This blend of two vineyards is consistently rich, full bodied and dare we say it, sexy and inviting, something truly fun to have in your glass. Rose petals and raspberry shout for attention, alongside Bing cherry and spice, with white pepper sprinkles. Linear and well structured, the wine is a contradiction, bold yet restrained, ready for its close-up once again.” – James MacPhail, Winemaker

Winemaking

Vineyard: Thomas Road & Manzana Vineyards
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Category: Blend of Vineyards
Body: bold/full
Profile Notes: black fruits, red fruits, oak
Production Volume: 12 barrels
Harvest Date: September 16, 2013
Sugar: 25.5-26 Brix
Acid: 0.57 gms/100ml
PH: 3.66
Aging: Aged sur lie 11 months in French Oak, 34% new
Bottling Date: August 4, 2016
Alcohol %: 14.5

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