Rutz Cellars

(415) 482-6565 1410 3rd St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
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2004 Rutz Cellars Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($45) Owner Keith Rutz seeks outstanding parcels in Sonoma, and he has worked with this one for 15 years, creating a wine that nods at the Burgundian style Rutz loves. This wine offsets savory notes with sweet, syrupy fruit and beautiful mint highlights. The peacock-tail finish is the masterstroke here, a flourish that goes on and on. By Jon Bonne'After years of living in the Russian River Valley and inspired by the greatness of Burgundy, Keith Rutz dreamed of making great classically-styled wines from the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes available in California. His goal was - and is - to craft small lots of wine that will be recognized as worthy competitors to the top French products. We guarantee that from harvest to bottling, Rutz Cellars wines are subjected to minimal handling and maximum care, underscoring our commitment to make the finest wines possible. Don't expect boring wines from Rutz Cellars. We hope you like them, and Read more »

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