In 1967, legendary grower Warren Dutton planted his first vineyard, and helped to establish Russian River Valley as one of the world’s great appellations for Pinot Noir. Today, his sons, Steve and Joe, carry on Warren’s legacy and have established Dutton Ranch as one of the region’s preeminent vineyards. This wine is made using grapes from some of the most prized sections of Pinot Noir at Dutton Ranch. Nestled in the cool, foggy hills above the Russian River Valley, the result is a wine with remarkable depth and concentration.
This lush and expressive wine opens with aromas of black cherry, currant, anise, clove and toasty French oak. The cherry and currant notes are echoed on the mouth-filling palate, where silky tannins provide polish and length to the flavors while carrying the wine to a long finish with hints of tarragon, thyme, espresso and dark chocolate.