Vineyard: Dutton-Lorenzo

OwnerDutton Ranch
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir
ManagersDutton Ranch

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 August Briggs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $38. Sourced from Dutton- Lorenzo Vineyard located in the Green Valley of Russian River Vally. 100% de-stemmed, inoculated primary and secondary fermentation, aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 30% new and 70% two-year-old. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Expressive aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, cola and baking spices. The bright core of cherry fruit is luscious and ripe, holding court on the palate while subtle oak sings in the background. A harmonious wine that is stereotypical of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir at its best. Score: 90. Reviewed June 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 SPELL Nichole’s Blend Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.59, 902 cases, $39. A blend of grapes from Lorenzo, Hurst, DeVoto, Marimar, Terre de Promissio and Alder Springs vineyards. Aged in 25% new, 25% once used, and 50% older French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of cherry cobbler, raspberry coulis and baking spices. Elegant in the mouth with tangy acidity, featuring black cherry and raspberry flavors. Pleasant, with modest tannins and easy approachability. Slow to open and may benefit from another 6 to 12 months in bottle. Score: 87. Reviewed February 22, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Jeff Gordon Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.59, 196 cases, $52. Released June 15, 2015. Sourced from Dutton-Lorenzo Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Aged 9 months in 100% French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. This is a very appealing wine that reflects its cool climate Green Valley origins. Highly fragrant scent of red cherries, spice and sandalwood that holds up over time in the glass. Elegant and refined, with pleasing flavors of cherry and cranberry touched by tobacco oak. Soft in the mouth with suave tannins and balanced acidity. Do I dare say, “racy?” Score: 91. Reviewed June 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Bailiwick Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 700 cases, pH 3.68, TA 0.58, $28. Sourced from four highly regarded vineyards (RLR, Moore Ranch, Dutton-Lorenzo, and Hurst). Clones 113, 114, 115, 667, 777 and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed, several week post-fermentation maceration, aged 17 months in 37% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of fresh Bing cherries, baking spices and sandalwood spring from the glass. Delicious mid weight black cherry core that is thoroughly satisfying. Impressive structure and power for this vintage, yet displaying welcoming finesse. The finish is noticeably powerful and lingering. Score: 90. Reviewed October 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Bailiwick Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.81, TA 0.62, 350 cases, $36. Drawn from three vineyards (41% Dutton-Lorenzo, 46% O’Neel, 13% RLR). Several clones including 115, 667, 777 and Pommard. Aged in 35% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. This is quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot dialed back in intensity: unplugged if you will. Initially shy aromas pick up intensity over the time in the glass offering scents of Bing cherries and baking spices. Delicious, deep cherry flavor on a silky framework in an intensely flavored, mid weight, elegant style, finishing with an appealing slinkiness. Silky tannins make for immediate accessibility. Very good. Reviewed October 26, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »