Dutton Ranches

2018 Pinot Noir

58.00 / 750mL

Description

Winemaking Notes

Davis Bynum Pinot Noirs showcase the unique terroir of distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. The 2018 Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir comes from the Dutton Gregori and Dutton Lorenzo vineyard in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley AVA, a cool climate area just south of Forestville, CA. The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.

The temperature during the 2018 growing season was very mild with uncharacteristically low precipitation at only 23 inches of rain. Very few days exceeded 90F which resulted in a prolonged hang time to allow the flavors and sugars to properly develop. Harvest began a week later than the much warmer 2017 vintage with cool and overcast mornings, with the fruit being hand picked in the early morning of September 15.

Our Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir showcases the briary fruit tones and higher acidity from grapes grown in the cooler Green Valley neighborhood of the Russian River Valley. Dijon clone 667 was chosen from both vineyards for its generous fruit profile and intense 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.

History

Davis Bynum is distinguished as the first winery to produce a single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochiolis now prized vineyard. Today, our heritage of winemaking lives on through hand-crafted single vineyard wines grown exclusively in the Russian River Valley.

The Vineyards

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.

Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA: 0..54 g/100mL
PH: 3.45
Cellar & Fermentation: 15 months in French oak barrels, 56% new
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