The vines that yield our Lucie Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir are located near Green Valley, in the Russian River AVA. A long temperate growing season allows for full grape maturity while maintaining the balance and nuance this varietal is so well known for.
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.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate, December 2019
The 2016 Pinot Noir Lucie Widdoes Vineyard is medium ruby in color with a nose of tar and scorched earth giving way to potpourri, amaro, underbrush, dried red and black cherries and pomegranate with meaty nuances. Medium-bodied, it's intense, firm and savory with good freshness and a long finish with a singular perfume. This merits another year or two in bottle. 155 cases produced.
Jeb Dunnuck, March 2019
The 2016 Pinot Noir Lucie Dutton Ranch Widdoes Vineyard is more streamlined, with considerable elegance and purity. There’s a more Burgundian vibe here compared to the sexy Bacigalupi Vineyard, yet it’s still Russian River through and through with its black raspberries, spiced cherry, forest floor, and sappy spring flower-laced aromas and flavors. Fresh, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and with a great finish, it has another decade of longevity.
Wine Enthusiast, September 2019
This is a spicy red, dazzling in baking spice and savory earthiness. Robust tannins provide underlying power that matches the full-bodied concentration and velvety texture.
- 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the Widdoes Vineyard, Dutton Ranch
- Wente clone Pinot Noir
- 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
Release Date: Fall 2019
Click here to download the 2016 Lucie Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir tasting notes.