|U.S.A.||2019||Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch, Kutch|
6 bottle minimum order
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13.0% alc., 325 cases, $64. An exposed southern slope high above the fog-line art 1010 feet elevation and 3.5 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Extremely rocky soils of sandstone and shale. 75% whole cluster native yeast fermentation after a 3- day cold soak, native malolactic fermentation, aged sur lie for 15 months without racking until blended and bottled. My notes were the most extensive for this wine indicating it was special. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Terrific nose eager to offer aromas of dark berries, burnt tobacco, sweet pipe smoke and flower garden. The core of mid-weight olallieberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit really engages the drinker. A hint of tobacco and violets add interest. A firm backbone of tannin is readily evident initially. When tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle, the deep aromas of purple berry compete burnt tobacco and pine sap were ridiculously sensual. The berry fruit gained intensity and seemed to last on the finish for a minute. This is a young wine that needs time to ease the tannins but the structure guarantees that this wine will go the distance. McDougall Ranch always stands out in the Kutch lineup. The finish sends the drinker immediately back for another sip.
The 2019 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch is one of the most savory wines in this range, as it so often is. Dried flowers, mint, pine, spice and cedar lend striking aromatic presence to this mid-weight, finely-sculpted Pinot. Bright acids and beams of supporting tannin lend shape and energy. The McDougall is a Pinot that emphasizes savory complexity, drive and tension, while the fruit lies more in the background. 2024-2034