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Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Mcdougall Ranch 2009

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"The 2009 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch is richer, deeper and fleshier than the Falstaff. Exotic spices, tangerine, crushed flowers and red berries are some of the notes that wrap around the finish in this juicy, expansive Pinot. The finish reveals gorgeous depth and plenty of harmony. Kutch used 50% whole clusters and aged the wine 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new...90" WA 2/12 "Outstanding: This is even more aromatically complex than the impressive Falstaff with its floral, herbal, spice and ripe red and blue berry fruit aromas. The rich, dense and concentrated flavors possess seemingly buckets of dry extract yet the focus and balance are flawless. This is a big and powerful wine that isn't quite as refined as the Falstaff but compensates by offering even more length. In a word, terrific....93" BH 11/11 "Vivid ruby. Expansive, perfumed bouquet of candied red berries, rose oil, cinnamon and five-spice powder. Deep on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a late note of candied flowers. The finish repeats the spicy quality and lingers with very good clarity and sappiness. This is pretty seductive right now...91" IWC 05/11

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Kutch Wines:
In the pursuit of trying to create the highest quality balanced wines possible, the old saying goes, "wine is made in the vineyard." Following that philosophy, we strive to use well positioned, cold climate sites, having appropriate soils. It has been a challenge to locate and secure such sites, causing our production to grow at a slow but steady pace. Once the fruit is harvested, it is handled... Read more
In the pursuit of trying to create the highest quality balanced wines possible, the old saying goes, "wine is made in the vineyard." Following that philosophy, we strive to use well positioned, cold climate sites, having appropriate soils. It has been a challenge to locate and secure such sites, causing our production to grow at a slow but steady pace. Once the fruit is harvested, it is handled with (he utmost care, sorted meticulously and moved only by gravity. We attempt to pursue a minimalist philosophy, trying to provide the purest expression of Pinot Noir from a particular place and time, taking great care not to over-manipulate our wines in the cellar. This minimal interventionalist style of winemaking is reflected in our use of indigenous yeast, minimal acid adjustments, with absence of adding any color enhancing agents. All punch-downs are literally done by the bare hand or by feet. We ferment using only small lots and bulk out our press wine. Using only free-run juice seems to add a note of elegance to our Pinots. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is gravity flowed into French oak barrels, where they remain unmoved while aging sur lie. The wines are never racked until we are ready to bottle, nearly 16 months after harvest. At Kutch, our wines are allowed to express all of the natural greatness of their vineyard origins. Read less

External Reviews for Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Mcdougall Ranch

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Vintage: 2007 04/08/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/10/2009

Perhaps the wine with the highest upside might turn out to be the 2007 Pinot Noir McDougal Ranch. A hundred percent destemmed, the wine exhibits a deep ruby color and a sweet nose of black raspberries intermixed with cherries, spring flowers, forest ... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 09/22/2010

Sumptuous aromas of sweet and sour cherries, damp earth, fresh porcini mushrooms, black fruits, spice, and forest floor emerge from the 2007 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch. Medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and beautifully textured with fresh ac... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch 1500ml


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Vintage: 2006 03/08/2009

Savory wild plum, wild berry, cherry cobbler and a hint of mocha give this plenty of personality. Keeps its focus through the long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2011. 100 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch 750ml



"The 2009 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch is richer, deeper and fleshier than the Falstaff. Exotic spices, tangerine, crushed flowers and red berries are some of the notes that wrap around the finish in this juicy, expansive Pinot. The finish reveals gorgeous depth and plenty of harmony. Kutch used 50% whole clusters and aged the wine 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new...90" WA 2/12 "Outstanding: This is even more aromatically complex than the impressive Falstaff with its floral, herbal, spice and ripe red and blue berry fruit aromas. The rich, dense and concentrated flavors possess seemingly buckets of dry extract yet the focus and balance are flawless. This is a big and powerful wine that isn't quite as refined as the Falstaff but compensates by offering even more length. In a word, terrific....93" BH 11/11 "Vivid ruby. Expansive, perfumed bouquet of candied red berries, rose oil, cinnamon and five-spice powder. Deep on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a late note of candied flowers. The finish repeats the spicy quality and lingers with very good clarity and sappiness. This is pretty seductive right now...91" IWC 05/11

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