About this Wine
The wines from Kutch are some of the most serious, yet beautiful and charming Pinots I’ve had. Some top end Pinots/Burgundies are a bit hard to enjoy, whereas these have a joy, yet you totally taste and feel the craft nature of these wines.
This is from Sonoma – north of Napa - and are more coastal and higher altitude than Pinot Noir vineyards used to be, which generally creates the conditions for more complexity. Very small quantities of these wines are made. We never get enough of them - we are talking a just a few cases a year - but that’s the way with top quality Pinot Noir. One thing is for sure, this is fairly priced, as producers like Kistler are twice the price but not better.
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2016 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is a pretty, appellation-level wine that is also a terrific introduction to these Pinots. A rush of dark red cherry and plum make a strong opening statement, with expressive floral/savory notes that add aromatic lift. Medium in body and impeccable in its balance, the 2016 is very nicely done. The Sonoma Coast is the hidden jewel in this range. Actually, it is not so hidden, rather it is pretty evident. Starting with 2016, the Sonoma Coast Pinot is a blend of declassified barrels taken from the vineyard designated wines and no longer includes fruit from Campbell Ranch and Sonoma Stage that was previously purchased just for this wine.”Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
“Firm mid crimson. Friendly raspberry nose. Much less extreme than the Bohan. Very rich start and very charming, Maybe not a strong statement but charmingly accessible and probably the best-value wine in this collection of 2017 Kutch Pinots. Well made and appetising. GV 12.5%. 2018-2021”Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019