Kutch Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

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Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Tonight's wine is a Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. I picked this up a couple days ago and was excited to try it. I had heard a lot about Kutch wines over the last few months and wanted to know what all the hub bub was about. Jamie Kutch is the winemaker and his first vintage was a 2005 Pinot. Jamie used to be a stock trader from NYC on the NASDAQ working for Merrill Lynch. He traded in everything to move west bitten by the wine bug and to make Pinot Noir. He was mentored by Michael Browne of Kosta Browne fame and the rest is history. The nose on this Pinot is very expressive of good fruit with notes of plum, cherry, raspberry, ,menthol, clove and a musty earthy forest floor. The palate doesn't disappoint with a touch of sweetness, red cherry, black raspberry, plum, clove and a touch of oak. Even though this is a California Pinot it is not the normal big Pinot with dark fruit. This has an earthy soil texture with medium + mouth watering acidity and medium smooth fine tannins. A nice Pinot Noir and I can understand why there is a lot of talk about this winery.

Tonight's wine is a Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. I picked this up a couple days ago and was excited to try it. I had heard a lot about Kutch wines over the last few months and wanted to know what all the hub bub was about. Jamie Kutch is the winemaker and his first vintage was a 2005 Pinot. Jamie used to be a stock trader from NYC on the NASDAQ working for Merrill Lynch. He traded in everything to move west bitten by the wine bug and to make Pinot Noir. He was mentored by Michael Browne of Kosta Browne fame and the rest is history. The nose on this Pinot is very expressive of good fruit with notes of plum, cherry, raspberry, ,menthol, clove and a musty earthy forest floor. The palate doesn't disappoint with a touch of sweetness, red cherry, black raspberry, plum, clove and a touch of oak. Even though this is a California Pinot it is not the normal big Pinot with dark fruit. This has an earthy soil texture with medium + mouth watering acidity and medium smooth fine tannins. A nice Pinot Noir and I can understand why there is a lot of talk about this winery.

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Starting to settle down, but still rocking with acidity. Beautiful red fruit and earth, a whole cluster roundness and a great finish that dries out just a tad. Could use a few more years, but I enjoyed this after a couple hours air.

Starting to settle down, but still rocking with acidity. Beautiful red fruit and earth, a whole cluster roundness and a great finish that dries out just a tad. Could use a few more years, but I enjoyed this after a couple hours air.

9.1

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

A good splash decant and this is ready to go. The perfect wine to drink during the years of waiting for the single vineyard versions to be ready.

A good splash decant and this is ready to go. The perfect wine to drink during the years of waiting for the single vineyard versions to be ready.

9.1

Jeremy Noye Delectable Pro

CEO Morrell & Company

Slamming good!

Slamming good!

9.3

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Jamie doing great things. Give these time.

Jamie doing great things. Give these time.

9.2

Kelly Hulme Delectable Pro

Short list for wine of the summer. Amazingly complex, varietally correct and chock full of terroir. I don't think anyone who tried this didn't love it, all summer long. Not inexpensive but totally worth it.

Short list for wine of the summer. Amazingly complex, varietally correct and chock full of terroir. I don't think anyone who tried this didn't love it, all summer long. Not inexpensive but totally worth it.

9.6

Christopher Barnes Delectable Pro

Kutch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, juicy v. Pleasant a finger bottie wine

Kutch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, juicy v. Pleasant a finger bottie wine

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

From the most recent Kutch release. A delicious pinot noir.

From the most recent Kutch release. A delicious pinot noir.

9.2

Nikki Nelson Delectable Pro

Damn fine Pinot! Going to be even better with mas age - yum!!! Liquid swapping with fellow wine friends is the best! Thanks JK!!

Damn fine Pinot! Going to be even better with mas age - yum!!! Liquid swapping with fellow wine friends is the best! Thanks JK!!

9.4

JJ Lumia

As I said before I have always been disappointed by Kutch. Great ratings but I’ve always found the wine green and astringent. Grabbed this ‘13 so I could get rid of it. This is great. Lovely cherry, earth and earl grey tea flavors. Nice mouthfeel, nice balance. I’m hoping this is just one of those wines that needs a ton of cellar time before opening. If that’s the case, patience will be heavily rewarded. It’s also possible I could’ve been super unlucky and gotten several bad bottles. Time will tell.

As I said before I have always been disappointed by Kutch. Great ratings but I’ve always found the wine green and astringent. Grabbed this ‘13 so I could get rid of it. This is great. Lovely cherry, earth and earl grey tea flavors. Nice mouthfeel, nice balance. I’m hoping this is just one of those wines that needs a ton of cellar time before opening. If that’s the case, patience will be heavily rewarded. It’s also possible I could’ve been super unlucky and gotten several bad bottles. Time will tell.

9.3

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm
    Saturday: 12pm-6pm

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