Red

2009 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 75

  • EhrlichDY Likes this wine:

    July 24, 2018 - Pop and pour and drank two glasses and reserved the remainder of the bottle for day 2. This wine is very Burgundian and reminiscent of a good Gevrey Villages. It's more on the earthy crunchy side and the fruit is somewhat reserved and playing in the background. Tannins are present but not at all troublesome. While I suspect this wine will improve there is absolutely no harm in drinking this now. I did not realize that Jamie had started making more retrained wines so long ago. Well done.

  • VlgJeff wrote: 91 points

    April 1, 2018 - PnP with slight chill to 65. A very pleasant nose of red cherry. A medium to plus weight pinot with lots of red and dark red fruits, along with some earth, and spice. The acidity is quite juicy, but does not outrun the fruit, making this a nicely balanced, very smooth drinking effort. Don't think it will improve, but should hold for a couple of years.

  • theguy Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 19, 2018 - Good acid. Nice long finish of raspberry.

  • amateurwino wrote: 92 points

    January 1, 2018 - Showing gorgeously, with properly ripe appealing fruit with tart acid underpinning it, and silky mouthfeel. Aging effortlessly, and not overly herbal or stemmy as some “New California” pinots of this style can be at this age.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    August 15, 2017 - Three years since the last bottle and this is also my final 2009 Kutch from my cellar inventory. I opened tonight's bottle about 2 hrs ago and got it to the right serving temp, into a burg stem. No food with it, clean palate, just me and the glass. Couple things stand out to me. First, there is quite a bit of similarity to the bottle I drank in 2014, this one showing the same herbal element, cherry, red apple and root beer. As this warms up, the riper/warmer qualities do show, notably with some alcohol. Perhaps I could be swayed to say that some of this is a stem impact but there is clearly for me some booze in the aroma. Finally, as to the palate weight, this is like 2014's bottle, showing the zesty, juicy quality with a medium + weight. Simply a lot going on here, with several characteristics all kind of sparring together. Finally, the finish. Creamy, juicy, some oak showing (?), floral/vanilla. This wine takes me down so many sensory roads, some of them good, some of them perplexing.....re-tasting the following day, this is a big wine. It's better when cool, as it throttles down the size. As it gets warmer, it shows red fruits jam and a palate weight/texture that shows thick to me. What keeps all this from skidding away is the acidity that still remains. The aromatic is still boozy today, too. In candor, I just don't care for this wine as it lacks the Kutch balance that Jamie achieves in his more recent vintages. For those who own this wine, get a bottle open and take me to task, tell me if you disagree.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/19/2012 (link)

    (Kutch, McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

    (Kutch Wines Pinot Noir - McDougall Ranch Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/15/2011 (link)

    (Kutch, McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch) Medium cherry red color; forest floor, light brett, savory nose; tart red fruit, cranberry, forest floor, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (50% whole cluster, 50% new French oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kutch
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard McDougall Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 35 (4%)
  • In Cellars 341 (35%)
  • Consumed 587 (61%)

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