SAUVIGNON BLANC

Cohen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Kylie's Cuvee, Sauvignon Blanc

CHARDONNAY

Dutton Palms Chardonnay

Kyndall's Reserve Chardonnay

PINOT NOIR

Karmen Isabella Pinot Noir

Jewell Block Pinot Noir

Manzana Pinot Noir

Dutton-Thomas Road Pinot Noir

SYRAH

Dutton Ranch Syrah

Cherry Ridge Syrah

Gail Ann’s Syrah

Warren's Reserve Syrah

Reserve Syrah

ZINFANDEL

Stoetz Lane Zinfandel

LATE HARVEST

Sweet Sisters Late Harvest

 


2006 THOMAS ROAD PINOT NOIR

The Wine
This wine has a deep yet soft color with aromas of black cherry with earth notes. Medium bodied with a full mouth texture, flavors of boysenberry, blackcherry raspberry show through. Undertones of caramelized sugar, vanilla and graham cracker delicately linger on the palate.

The Vineyard
Dutton Ranch farms over eighty unique, separate vineyards located in the coolest areas of the Russian River Valley, primarily in the sub-appellation known as the Green Valley. We have selected our favorite vineyards from our family’s Dutton Ranch to craft wine reflecting our vision of a signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Thomas Road Vineyard is located at the northeastern part of the Green Valley. Planted to clone Dijon 115 in 1997, this vineyard produces wine of dark berries with a bold firm mouth-feel. The vines planted on the rockier Sebastopol type soil historically produce wines of this consistent character. This fearless wine is defined as the “Big Brother” of our pinot noirs.

The Winemaking
After de-stemming into small open top fermenters, the must is cold-soaked for 5 days to gently extract spice and fruit characters, while extenuating harsher tannins. We punch down by hand up to four times daily, according to the stage of the fermentation. Each vineyard or block is fermented separately enabling us to afford optimization of each according to its needs, and to provide us with the most flexibility for blending. After fermentation, the individual lots are racked into French oak to age. Our winemaker chooses the barrels to emphasize the fruit and vineyard characteristics of the wine, while accenting the flavors of the barrels to avoid showcasing the oak itself. The Dutton-Thomas Road Pinot Noir was bottled in August 2007.

APPELLATION Russian River Valley, Green Valley
VINEYARDS Dutton & Thomas Road
SOIL Goldridge
CLONES

Dijon 115

WINEMAKING De-stemmed,
Cold soaked,
Open top fermentation,
Manual punch down,
Indigenous yeast fermentation,
100% Malolactic
BARREL AGING Aged 10 months In French oak barrels.
30% new oak.
ALCOHOL 14.1%
TITRATABLE ACIDITY .561g/100ml.
pH 3.79
WINEMAKER Mat Gustafson
CASES PRODUCED 352 cases

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2006 Thomas Road Pinot Noir
2005 Thomas Road Pinot Noir
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2004 Thomas Road Pinot Noir (sold out)
2003 Thomas Road Pinot Noir (sold out)
2002 Thomas Road Pinot Noir (sold out)

 

   
8757 Green Valley Road (Hwy. 116 & Green Valley Road) • Sebastopol, CA 95472
Telephone 707.829.9463 • Fax 707.829.5368 • Email:

 

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