Kutch Wines

McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir

9.2237 ratings
9.374 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Not my thing. A great wine maker but stemmy and tannic.

Not my thing. A great wine maker but stemmy and tannic.

Jan 31st, 2020
Brent Clayton

Beautiful. Rich fruit, balanced, youthful.

Beautiful. Rich fruit, balanced, youthful.

Aug 31st, 2018
Henrik Möbitz

Owner/Winemaker Henrik Möbitz Wines

9.2

Clean, complex, balanced.

Clean, complex, balanced.

Oct 31st, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

Figured it was time to try some of these to see how they are progressing. The acid is really upfront and will probably preserve the fruit underneath for another decade at least. Very dark fruit, lots of spice and just a touch of green. This will only improve and it will be really interesting to see how these develop into secondary flavors but I get the feeling that's going to be a slow go.

Figured it was time to try some of these to see how they are progressing. The acid is really upfront and will probably preserve the fruit underneath for another decade at least. Very dark fruit, lots of spice and just a touch of green. This will only improve and it will be really interesting to see how these develop into secondary flavors but I get the feeling that's going to be a slow go.

Aug 20th, 2017
Brian Tuite

Smuggled contraband!

Smuggled contraband!

Jul 28th, 2017
Brian Tuite

Candied nose, strawberry Jolly Rancher/Cotton Candy, rose petals, really inviting. Strawberry and cherry with great texture and wonderful purity of fruit. Worth searching out.

Candied nose, strawberry Jolly Rancher/Cotton Candy, rose petals, really inviting. Strawberry and cherry with great texture and wonderful purity of fruit. Worth searching out.

Jul 24th, 2017
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.8

Pretty much sex in a glass! #Sonoma #PinotNoir

Pretty much sex in a glass! #Sonoma #PinotNoir

4 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
Tom Riley

Fascinating argument for the existence of bottle variation. This does not rise to the level of the other 2010 McDougalls we've had in the past several months. Leaner and a bit less impressive. Still tasty, but...

Fascinating argument for the existence of bottle variation. This does not rise to the level of the other 2010 McDougalls we've had in the past several months. Leaner and a bit less impressive. Still tasty, but...

2 people found it helpfulApr 1st, 2015
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.6

Inadvertent infanticide, but mighty good even so.

Inadvertent infanticide, but mighty good even so.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2014
John Willison

Black cherry, dried cherry, blue fruit, rose petals, and some earth.

Black cherry, dried cherry, blue fruit, rose petals, and some earth.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2019