Kutch Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011

$45

Kutch Wines is in Sonoma. It was founded by Jamie Kutch and its debut vintage was it's 2005 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Since then Kutch has continued to make Pinot Noir from vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, in the Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley. The wines are made in very small quantities and are available generally only by mailing list. Wine reviewers have been complimentary and Wine Advocate rated the 2011 McDougall Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir at 95 pts, calling it “clearly one of the most impressive wines of the vintage.”     90 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2011 Pinot Noir is a bigger, more overt wine than the 2010, despite being a full percentage lower in alcohol. A blast of dark red fruit, tobacco, game and spices hits the palate in this expressive, resonant wine. The 2011 is totally different in style than the 2010, partially because of the use of 25% whole clusters. A bit wild today, the 2011 could use another 6-12 months to come together, but it is already pretty impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018...Jamie Kutch is one of the most thoughtful and introspective of California's generation of young, emerging producers. Those qualities are serving him very well as the wines continue to move in the right direction. Overall, I find the 2011 Pinots a notch above the 2010s."

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Riley Delectable Pro

Fresh herbs and black cherry. Great balance all around. Acid subtle but generous. Perfumed finish. Another well executed bottle of pinot noir. Delightful.

Fresh herbs and black cherry. Great balance all around. Acid subtle but generous. Perfumed finish. Another well executed bottle of pinot noir. Delightful.

9.2

Vinny Eng Delectable Pro

Kutchy kutchy yeah yeah yeah!

Kutchy kutchy yeah yeah yeah!

8.9

Stephen Carney Delectable Pro

Jamie. Kutch. Awesome!

Jamie. Kutch. Awesome!

9.4

Jeff Perlegos Delectable Pro

So much tension & nerve that it bites back. Attention getter

So much tension & nerve that it bites back. Attention getter

9.3

Erich Broksas Delectable Pro

Early Mountain Vineyards

Decided to open something awesome to celebrate my @Seahawks NFC Championship victory. Thanks @JamieKutch

Decided to open something awesome to celebrate my @Seahawks NFC Championship victory. Thanks @JamieKutch

9.5

Erich Broksas Delectable Pro

Early Mountain Vineyards

Awesome.

Awesome.

9.0

Tom Riley Delectable Pro

Attractive and delicious from start to finish. Perfect pairing for tonight's wild salmon grilled on cedar planks. So glad we have more.

Attractive and delicious from start to finish. Perfect pairing for tonight's wild salmon grilled on cedar planks. So glad we have more.

9.5

Jeff Burrows Delectable Pro

Amazingly full bodied for 12.8% alc. More than just red fruit, a step above typical, even for Sonoma Coast.

Amazingly full bodied for 12.8% alc. More than just red fruit, a step above typical, even for Sonoma Coast.

8.4

Tom Riley Delectable Pro

Rock solid as always. Great acid. Tart cherry cola. Sleek body. There are worse wines ( way worse) to start the week with. A Tuesday wine that drinks like a Friday night wine.

Rock solid as always. Great acid. Tart cherry cola. Sleek body. There are worse wines ( way worse) to start the week with. A Tuesday wine that drinks like a Friday night wine.

9.0

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Beautiful nose with harmony and grace, the palate is a little drying but works better with food. Might need a little more time for the tannins to mellow. #kutch #pinotnoir

Beautiful nose with harmony and grace, the palate is a little drying but works better with food. Might need a little more time for the tannins to mellow. #kutch #pinotnoir

8.9

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