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Fall Release Dutton-Jentoft Vineyard Ryan Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

From the steep hillside sandstone soils of the coastal southwestern Russian River area, our new vintage of Ryan is the most aromatic, ethereal, and mineral Pinot Noir of the vintage. If you favor bright aromatics and tangy fruit intensity, this is one wine to focus upon. The vines in this isolated, forested location steadily draw in their environment throughout the season then express it fully in the nuances and details of the wine—pine needle and redwood complexity, herbal lift, mineral cut, and breezy freshness. It’s quite a savory sappy wine and needs some time in the glass to fully express its focused cool-climate character. You could gently decant it for an hour ahead of serving if desired. There’s some lingering barrel influence in the wine’s aromas, so a little extra aeration will only be of benefit.

Deeply aromatic coastal Pinot Noir full of complex dark aromas of Asian spice, soy, and bouillon. It brightens with air to reveal hibiscus, lilac, and orange zest freshness. Beautifully sleek red and black fruit flavors that are penetrating and tangy. Lacy texture and silky featherweight tannins with lively natural acidity. Long mineral-flecked finish with mint, tobacco, and apple skin edges. Serve at 60°F.

Andy Smith

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Dutton-Jentoft Vineyard Ryan Pinot Noir  - DuMOL


100% Dutton Ranch Jentoft Vineyard

Harvest Date

August 20th


Russian River Valley


Calera and Swan

Age of Vines at Harvest

13 years

Barrel Aging

Aged 15 months in 30% new French oak from Tonnellerie Chassin


800 cases of 750mL
24 cases of 1.5L
18 bottles of 3L


95 Jeb Dunnuck, August 2022
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