"The 2014 Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch is a bit more lifted and gracious in style than the Sangiacomo. Sweet floral notes, red berry fruit and silky tannins all give the Dutton its gracious, feminine personality. Supply and inviting, the 2014 is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Floral and minty notes add aromatic lift on the refined finish." –Aug-16
Nestled in the cool, foggy hills above the Russian River Valley in Western Sonoma County, Dutton Ranch has earned a reputation as one of the appellation’s preeminent vineyards for Burgundian varities. Sonoma-Loeb's Pinot Noir block is perfectly located on an east-facing slope with shallow soils and full sun exposure, yielding approximately 2.5 tons/acre of clones 667, 777 and 115 Pinot Noir.
Grapes are fermented using wild yeast, as well as select strains from Burgundy. A combination of pump-overs and punch-downs are utilized. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.