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.
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.
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.