Vineyard: Manzana

OwnerDutton Ranch
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Dutton Estate Manzana Vineyard-Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.62, 201 cases, $56. Vineyard is located in the heart of the Green Valley. Clones “828,” and 115 planted in 2001. Goldridge sandy loam soils. 100% de-stemmed, cold soak, open top fermentation, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. A selection of the best barrels from the Manzana lot. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose opens slowly in the glass to reveal aromas of black cherry, dark red rose and forest floor. The cherry and raspberry fruits attract attention on the attack and the ever expanding flavors are very satisfying. The fine-grain texture is of interest, there is a good underlying cut of acidity, and the finish is replete with generous fruit as well as blessed with lengthy intentions. Score: 92. Reviewed June 5, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 EnRoute Les Pommiers Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 1,200 cases, $50. This wine is named for the apple orchards that once flourished in the Russian River Valley. Primarily Manzana Vineyard fruit, clones 114, 115 and Pommard 5 with a small amount of Sonoma Coast fruit. · Terrific nose showing off hi-pitched aromas of Bing cherries and raspberries with hints of oak-induced vanilla and spice. In the mouth, this wine has that lush cherry fruit the Russian River Valley is so noted for augmented by notes of cola and brown spices. The tannins are ripe and supple, and the smooth texture is captivating. An impressive debut that delivers a panoply of Pinot pleasure. Reviewed October 29, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »