Kutch - Pinot Noir Mcdougall Ranch Sonoma Coast 2020 (750ml)


Price: $63.00

Producer Kutch
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Sonoma
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020
Sku 1705716
Size 750ml

John Gilman: 94 Points

As I mentioned at the outset, this was the only pinot noir Jamie Kutch was able to bottle in the inferno vintage of 2020. This is one of the warmest vineyard sites that Jamie works with, which is probably why the grapes were ready to be picked before the smoke really got bad on the Sonoma Coast. The 2020 McDougall bottling comes in at thirteen percent octane and included fifty percent whole clusters this year. It offers up a beautiful bouquet of red and black cherries, beetroot, peonies, roses, a hint of blood orange, gamebird, a complex base of soil tones and a gentle foundation of oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core of red fruit, bouncy acids, suave tannins and lovely balance and grip on the long, classy and very promising finish. This has really turned out well! (Drink between 2030-2075)


Wineanorak Global Wine Journal: 94 Points

13% alcohol. 11 barrels only of this Pinot which comes from a vineyard at 1010 feet 3.5 miles from the Pacific, planted in 1998. Greywacke and sandstone soils, 50% whole bunch, used French oak. Rocky soils and this is a warm site, above the fog line. It has a lovely sweet black fruits nose with some mulchy whole bunch character, and fine spices in the mix. The palate has sleek black fruits with a nice hint of greenness, and then some structure book-ending the fruit. Supple, ripe, but with focus, this has the guts to age well, but it’s already highly drinkable. Brooding, swirling and a bit elusive. 


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