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)"