The 2019 Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir shows vibrant and jammy blueberry aromas with fresh strawberry underneath and hints of bramble. The fruit tones are fresh and plummy in the mouth, with additional notes of wood spice and tea. The palate is rich, soft and dense with inherent sweetness, and the finish is made more complex by a touch of toasted hazelnut.
Davis Bynum Pinot Noirs showcase the unique terroir of distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. The 2019 Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir comes from the 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 2019 growing season started off very wet, with several major storms dropping 150% of the annual rainfall by April. Temperatures were generally mild throughout the summer, with only a few notable heat events in early June and August. Ideal conditions persisted into harvest as individual blocks at the Dutton Lorenzo Vineyard were hand-picked in the early morning of September 10 at optimal ripeness.