The Calling

Owner(s) Peter Deutsch, Jim Nantz
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The Calling

Sports announcer Jim Nantz and wine industry entrepreneur Peter Deutsch have collaborated along with winemaker Marco DiGiulio to establish a brand, The Calling, under the Vintage Wine Estates umbrella.

The wines offered include two Russian River Valley Chardonnays, two Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs, and two Alexander Valley red wines. When establishing the brand, Nantz early on visited Steve and Joe Dutton at Dutton Ranch and this helped get the brand off to a running start.

The Calling was a host committee sponsor for Super Bowl 50 and Nantz was one of those calling the 50th Super Bowl in history.

Reviewed Wines

2012 The Calling Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., TA 0.65, $37. From the Mill Station Vineyard, one of the coolest sites in the Russian River Valley. Aged 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is highly expressive with bright aromas of Bing cherry, spice, cinnamon stick, graham, sassafras and oak. Luxurious cherry core with accents of cola, anise, spice and oak. Nicely balanced with great verve and grace, finishing with respectable length. Score: 91. Reviewed March 29, 2014 ARTICLE »

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