The Dutton Ranch ‘Widdoes Vineyard’ is nestled in Green Valley, a sub-AVA of the Russian River Valley. The cooler temperatures of this Sonoma County site allow extended ripening time. Widdoes’ shows a more nuanced aromatic set of baking spice, red and black fruits and floral notes. Black cherry, cranberry and tea flavors on the first sip. A medium-bodied wine with great elegance and structure that shows great ageing potential.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, October 2017
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Lucie Dutton Ranch Widdoes Vineyard is scented of warm cranberries and red currants with hints of baking spices, potpourri and black tea. Medium-bodied, tightly knit and very elegantly played on the palate, it has a fine-grained frame and great vibrancy, finishing long and layered.
Wine Enthusiast, November 2017
Heady, beguiling aromatics dominate and invite in this well-made, robustly full-bodied wine, which is spicy and tart in baked plum, cherry, cranberry and a twist of orange. Zesty acidity gives it a kick on the palate, buoyed by a moderate tannin structure.
- 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the Widdoes Vineyard, Dutton Ranch
- Wente clone Pinot Noir
- Bottled unfiltered and unfined February 11, 2017
- Aged 17 months in new French oak
- Alcohol: 14.5 %
- TA: 0.53 g/100ml
- pH: 3.69
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 149 cases
Release Date: Fall 2017
Click here to download the 2015 Lucie Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir tasting notes.