VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
This winery specializes in vineyard-designated Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc from the Dutton family’s estate vineyards at Dutton Ranch in the Green Valley, Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Established in 1995 by Tracy and Joe Dutton as Sebastopol Vineyards, winemaker Mat Gustafson crafts the Dutton Estate wines as well as those released under the Sebastopol Vineyards label which are a broader representation of the appellations. Gustafson has been the winemaker since 2002. The Dutton Ranch was founded in 1964 by noted Sonoma County viticulturist Warren Dutton. Today, Dutton Ranch farms 1150 acres of grapes and 150 acres of apples.
The wines are available on the website and through retailer www.klwines.com. A 2007 Manzana Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2007 Jewell Block Pinot Noir are also available.
A tasting room is open daily 11:00-5:00 at 8757 Green Valley Road.
Articles About Dutton Estate
2007 Dutton Estate Winery Karmen-Isabella Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.9% alc., 625 cases, $30. · Wonderful aromatics featuring concentrated berry fruit with a hint of oak, herbs, spice, brown sugar and brioche. Tasty cherry and berry core with hint of spice. Lacks a little impression on the mid-palate but shows some persistence on the generous finish. Won’t disappoint at this price. Very good (+). Reviewed February 15, 2010 ARTICLE »
2007 Dutton Estate Dutton Ranch Karmen Isabella Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.9% alc., 625 cases, $37. Composed of fruit from three selected vineyards at Dutton Ranch in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. · Stunning aromas of fresh Bing cherries and strawberries. Luscious core of cherries, strawberries and cassis create a rich and vivid middle palate. All silk and satin in texture with alcohol providing a sweet plushness. A hedonistic Pinot Noir that will please lovers of virile fruit. I usually go for a lighter touch, but this one really grabbed my attention. Reviewed October 29, 2009 ARTICLE »
2007 Dutton Estate Dutton Ranch Dutton-Thomas Road Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 275 cases, $45. · Lovely aroma of fresh cherry tart. Red cherry and berry fruit is front and center with a touch of earthiness. Very supple in the mouth with well-concealed tannins and impeccable balance. More finesse and less persistence than the Karmen Isabella bottling, but very satisfying in its own right. Very good. Reviewed October 29, 2009 ARTICLE »
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