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Fall Release Jentoft Vineyard Ryan Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

The 2019 Ryan speaks with a clear voice that is unequivocally expressive of its vineyard origin – the westernmost, highest altitude district in the Russian River Valley. 

Grown on shallow hillside soils, the wine’s structure has a sharp, youthful edge that creates a pulsating electric character. The cool freshness of the air in this heavily forested site, surrounded by redwoods, translates into a multitude of savory nuances and sweet herbal scents in the wine’s aromas. This is a fascinating and delicious wine from a unique place – a great terroir. 

Dynamic, lifted tiny berry fruits dominate the aromas which are unmistakably coastal in style, at once cool, dark, and penetrating. There’s a deep fruit intensity to this wine, but it maintains a brightness and mineral focus that is unique to its site. All elements are pushing in the same direction: seamless, focused, and direct. Licorice, macerated cherries, and cassis glide across the palate. A lilting woodsy fragrance lingers. Drink between 2022 and 2032. 

Andy Smith

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Jentoft Vineyard Ryan Pinot Noir  - DuMOL


100% Dutton Ranch Jentoft Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 5th


Russian River Valley



Age of Vines at Harvest

12 years

Barrel Aging

15 months in 40% new French oak barrels from Tonnellerie Chassin


610 cases of 750mL
24 cases of 1.5L
24 bottles of 3L


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