Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast McDougall Ranch 2017

Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
AG 95
JG 94
JD 94
AM 93
13.0% ABV
Item # 702801

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95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch is flat-out gorgeous. In the glass, the McDougall is deep, layered and exquisitely beautiful, from the very first taste. The wine's sheer density practically covers the whole cluster influence. Bold, dramatic and sweeping in feel, the McDougall is a total stunner. I loved it. Drink: 2020-2030. (Masy 2019)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "I really like the 2017 MacDougall Ranch from Kutch Wines, and of these excellent single vineyard bottlings, this is likely to offer the most early appeal, though it is really built for the cellar. It is a touch riper than the Bohan or Signal Ridge bottlings, coming in at thirteen percent octane, but still beautifully precise and structured with a sophisticated chassis of tannin and acidity. The bouquet offers up a lovely blend of red and black cherries, pomegranate, a touch of gamebird, lovely soil elements, woodsmoke, a hint of mustard seed and blossoming spice tones from the one hundred percent whole clusters. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and sappy at the core, with lovely mineral drive, ripe, fine-grained tannins, good acids and truly exceptional length and grip on the beautifully balanced finish. This reminds me a bit of the old Hirsch Vineyard bottlings from Burt and Ed at Williams-Selyem back in their early days. Fine, fine juice. 2023- 2055+. (Jan/Feb 2019)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2017 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch, which comes from a warmer, south-facing site consisting of rocky soils in the Sonoma Coast AVA. One of the deeper colored wines, it has a rocking bouquet of black raspberries and passion fruits intermixed with notes of rose petals, spice, and earth. Seamless, medium-bodied, with beautifully polished tannins, this complete, elegant, flawlessly balanced Pinot Noir will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade. Drink: 2021-2031. (6/14/19)"

93 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(100% whole cluster, 550 cases, 13%). A gorgeous and, like the Graveyard, wafting nose is both wonderfully spicy and floral while displaying really lovely layering to the various dark berry fruit scents. The elegance carries over to the succulent and utterly delicious medium weight flavors that possess a highly refined mouth feel, all wrapped in a mildly austere, complex and serious finish. This is clearly built-to-age though it's not so backwards that it couldn't be approached after 5-ish or so years. Lovely juice. Drink: 2027+. (Jun 2019)"
95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2017 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch is flat-out gorgeous. In the glass, the McDougall is deep, layered and exquisitely beautiful, from the very first taste. The wine's sheer density practically covers the whole cluster influence. Bold, dramatic and sweeping in feel, the McDougall is a total stunner. I loved it. Drink: 2020-2030. (Masy 2019)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "I really like the 2017 MacDougall Ranch from Kutch Wines, and of these excellent single vineyard bottlings, this is likely to offer the most early appeal, though it is really built for the cellar. It is a touch riper than the Bohan or Signal Ridge bottlings, coming in at thirteen percent octane, but still beautifully precise and structured with a sophisticated chassis of tannin and acidity. The bouquet offers up a lovely blend of red and black cherries, pomegranate, a touch of gamebird, lovely soil elements, woodsmoke, a hint of mustard seed and blossoming spice tones from the one hundred percent whole clusters. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and sappy at the core, with lovely mineral drive, ripe, fine-grained tannins, good acids and truly exceptional length and grip on the beautifully balanced finish. This reminds me a bit of the old Hirsch Vineyard bottlings from Burt and Ed at Williams-Selyem back in their early days. Fine, fine juice. 2023- 2055+. (Jan/Feb 2019)"

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2017 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch, which comes from a warmer, south-facing site consisting of rocky soils in the Sonoma Coast AVA. One of the deeper colored wines, it has a rocking bouquet of black raspberries and passion fruits intermixed with notes of rose petals, spice, and earth. Seamless, medium-bodied, with beautifully polished tannins, this complete, elegant, flawlessly balanced Pinot Noir will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade. Drink: 2021-2031. (6/14/19)"

93 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(100% whole cluster, 550 cases, 13%). A gorgeous and, like the Graveyard, wafting nose is both wonderfully spicy and floral while displaying really lovely layering to the various dark berry fruit scents. The elegance carries over to the succulent and utterly delicious medium weight flavors that possess a highly refined mouth feel, all wrapped in a mildly austere, complex and serious finish. This is clearly built-to-age though it's not so backwards that it couldn't be approached after 5-ish or so years. Lovely juice. Drink: 2027+. (Jun 2019)"
Product SKU 702801
Producer Kutch
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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