2015 Pinot Noir is from the Dutton Ranch property outside Sebastopol, California,
in the Russian River Valley AVA (Green
Valley sub-appellation). The 26 acre
“Widdoes” Vineyard property, located just off of Green Valley Road in
Sebastopol, produces gold-standard wines for
winery as well as Patz & Hall , Capieux Vineyards, and DuMOL Winery.
The resulting wine (Inspired by the classical French Burgundy region where
Pinot Noir has been grown since the 14th Century) is medium,
full-body in color – with deep berry notes of red & black cherry.
Wine Maker’s Notes: The ’15 is right in line and sensational
follow up to the 2014! Instantly on the nose, red fruit and bright
strawberry wafts from the glass. The aromatics are as clean as they are
striking. There is something beautiful in the nature of Pinot and 2015
season itself. In the 4th year of a severe drought, non-irrigated,
old vines such as this one were put to the grueling task of existing without
much water. Yields were down, clusters were small and lightly numbered.
The grapes were picked on 9/8/15 at 24.4 Deg. Brix. We used Native yeast fermentation and native
malolactic. It was an incredibly
concentrated year that you can see in the depth of mouth-feel and structure in
the wine. This is one for the cellar as well, spanning 15 years or more
at proper temperature!