Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Falstaff Vineyard 2018

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
AG 94
JD 93
JG 92
12.5% ABV
Item # 340539

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$63.95

750ml
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Another gorgeous wine in this range, the 2018 Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard is beautifully perfumed, lifted and gracious. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, spice and a touch of whole cluster brightness all grace this exquisite Pinot from Jamie Kutch. The 100% stems are already very well-integrated. This is such a captivating, finessed wine. Drink: 2023-2033. (Apr 2020)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from a vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and not destemmed, the 2018 Pinot Noir Kutch Falstaff Vineyard is unquestionably one of the softer, more approachable wines in the lineup. Wild strawberry, passion fruits, violets, and rose petal notes all emerge from the glass, and this pretty, supple, elegant effort has rounded tannins, a great texture, and outstanding length. It also happens to be the lowest in alcohol in the lineup at 12.5%. Drink it any time over the coming 8-10 years. Jamie Kutch continues to make a savory, almost Old World style of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In general, these are structured, tannic wines, and short-term cellaring is advised. Drink: 2020-2030. (5/21/20)"

92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Falstaff Vineyard pinot noir from Jamie Kutch is one of his lowest octane wines in this vintage, coming in at 12.5 percent, but this is hardly a surprise, as this vineyard is one of the coolest on the Sonoma Coast. The wine saw no new oak, is one hundred percent whole clusters and had its punch downs done by foot. The nose wafts from the glass in a superb blend of black cherries, sweet dark berries, raw cocoa, gorgeous soil tones, sweet stems, woodsmoke, pigeon and a gentle topnote of mustard seed. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish, transparent and tightly-knit, with a good core, impressive balance and grip and a long, svelte, moderately tannic and vibrant finish. This is one of those pinot noirs that seems very likely to put on weight with bottle age and should start really singing five to seven years out. Fine juice. 2025-2055. (Jan/Feb 2020)"
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Another gorgeous wine in this range, the 2018 Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard is beautifully perfumed, lifted and gracious. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, spice and a touch of whole cluster brightness all grace this exquisite Pinot from Jamie Kutch. The 100% stems are already very well-integrated. This is such a captivating, finessed wine. Drink: 2023-2033. (Apr 2020)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from a vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and not destemmed, the 2018 Pinot Noir Kutch Falstaff Vineyard is unquestionably one of the softer, more approachable wines in the lineup. Wild strawberry, passion fruits, violets, and rose petal notes all emerge from the glass, and this pretty, supple, elegant effort has rounded tannins, a great texture, and outstanding length. It also happens to be the lowest in alcohol in the lineup at 12.5%. Drink it any time over the coming 8-10 years. Jamie Kutch continues to make a savory, almost Old World style of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In general, these are structured, tannic wines, and short-term cellaring is advised. Drink: 2020-2030. (5/21/20)"

92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2018 Falstaff Vineyard pinot noir from Jamie Kutch is one of his lowest octane wines in this vintage, coming in at 12.5 percent, but this is hardly a surprise, as this vineyard is one of the coolest on the Sonoma Coast. The wine saw no new oak, is one hundred percent whole clusters and had its punch downs done by foot. The nose wafts from the glass in a superb blend of black cherries, sweet dark berries, raw cocoa, gorgeous soil tones, sweet stems, woodsmoke, pigeon and a gentle topnote of mustard seed. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish, transparent and tightly-knit, with a good core, impressive balance and grip and a long, svelte, moderately tannic and vibrant finish. This is one of those pinot noirs that seems very likely to put on weight with bottle age and should start really singing five to seven years out. Fine juice. 2025-2055. (Jan/Feb 2020)"
Product SKU 340539
Producer Kutch
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 12.5%
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