Product DescriptionWine Enthusiast Review
This wine hails from a variety of Dutton family vineyards, many of them popular vineyard designates of their own. Together they show a deftness of blending, offering bright acidity within a lighthearted context of licorice and wild strawberry. The juicy core is further embellished in huckleberry and blueberry, finishing in a mild hit of nutmeg.
Wine Tasting Notes
Our 2016 season got off to an early start due to the mild winter. A cool summer followed, giving us a long season that allowed our Pinots to develop slowly, packing the berries with flavor. The long growing season also gave us Pinots with great acidity and balance. Our 2016 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir leads with high-energy fruit aromas of deep, dark black cherry leaping out of the glass. Plush black raspberry notes follow, complemented by a rhubarb earthiness and rose petal floral notes. In the mouth, the wine is both rich and lively, one of our favorite qualities of great Pinots, with juicy blackberry flavors edged with redwood and spice box. The finish is especially succulent, bringing you back for another sip. This crowd-pleaser of a wine offers versatility in pairing, matching with anything from a chunk of aged Gouda to eggplant parmesan, pasta or pizza to roasted game birds or lamb.