Menu

2018
Pinot Noir

Dutton Ranches
Russian River Valley

55.00 750mL

Taste Profile

Plum, ripe cherry, toasted oak and caramel aromas lead to a richer mouthful of toasted marshmallow, fruity plum and ripe cherry flavors with supple body, an oily texture and slightly chewy tannins on the finish.

Vineyard

Davis Bynum wines showcase terroir, differences in flavor from distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. The 2018 Dutton Ranches comes from the Dutton Gregori and Dutton Lorenzo vineyards in the Green Valley neighborhood of the Russian River Valley AVA, a cool climate area just south of Forestville, CA. The vines are growing in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to that area.

Style

The Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir comes from grapes grown in the cooler Green Valley neighborhood of the RRV. Dijon clone 667 Pinot Noir was chosen from both vineyards, which has a generous fruit profile, and lots of complexity. Aging this wine in a higher amount of new French oak to match the high toned fruit provided additional oak nuances and weight on the midpalate.

Harvest Date
September 16, 2017
Avg. Brix at Harvest
25.7 Brix
Oak Aging
14 months in French oak barrels, 35% new
ALC
14.5%
PH
3.45
TA
0..54 g/100mL
Soil
The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.
The Harvest
The temperature during the 2018 growing season was very mild with low precipitation, only 23 inches of rain. Only nine days over 90F were recorded and none over 100F. Consequently, picking started about 5 days later than the previous vintage which was much warmer. Very cool and overcast mornings predominated early September and our harvest as we hand-picked both vineyards in the early mornings of September 20 and 22.
Produced Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard
Dutton Ranches
Winemakers
Greg Morthole, David Ramey (consulting)
Soil
The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.
Oak Aging
14 months in French oak barrels, 35% new

Your Cart

  • Your Cart is Empty