Buried deep in a cooler sub-AVA of Russian River called Green Valley, the Dutton Ranch ‘Widdoes Vineyard’ receives an extended hang-time before picking. While still picked at optimal ripeness the lengthier time on the vines allows for exceptional complexity and adds to the cellaring potential of this wine.
Rich cola and an abundance of pomegranate, cherry and plum exude from the glass immediately after opening, releasing to secondary notes of baking spice and nice floral aromas. With a rich creamy mouth feel, this wine expands quickly on the palate yet maintains a fresh acidity in the finish. Subtle oak will integrate over time promising good years of life in this wine.
Wine Enthusiast, October 2016
Light, clear and softly crafted to highlight dried herb and cranberry tea, this is a rounded, approachably complex wine, a nice representative of the vintage, warm and easy. Peppery cola closes things out with length and grace.
- 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the Widdoes Vineyard, Dutton Ranch
- Wente clone Pinot Noir
- Bottled unfiltered and unfined Jan 12, 2015
- Aged 17 months in new French oak
- Alcohol: 14.5 %
- TA: 0.51 g/100ml
- pH: 3.73
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 149 cases
Release Date: Fall 2016
Click here to download the 2014 Lucie Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir tasting notes.