Kutch Wines

McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir

9.148 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
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
Tom Riley

You can't go fast with this wine, and you don't want to. This is an impressive wine, and a few years or more from its peak. Upfront it's all savory, dark fruits, black cherry, and kicking-around-in-the-woods notes. The midpalate is elegant, some weight but restrained. On the finish red cherry shows up, a hint of cola, too. Acid washes it all down, the finish goes on and on. There is a gravity to this wine, a character that says it knows what it is about. I have two more of these, according to my often inaccurate records. In a couple of years very good might very well have moved to great. Good job, Jamie. Well done!

You can't go fast with this wine, and you don't want to. This is an impressive wine, and a few years or more from its peak. Upfront it's all savory, dark fruits, black cherry, and kicking-around-in-the-woods notes. The midpalate is elegant, some weight but restrained. On the finish red cherry shows up, a hint of cola, too. Acid washes it all down, the finish goes on and on. There is a gravity to this wine, a character that says it knows what it is about. I have two more of these, according to my often inaccurate records. In a couple of years very good might very well have moved to great. Good job, Jamie. Well done!

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

Beautifully restrained. Earthy, floral, cool dark fruit. This needs years.

Beautifully restrained. Earthy, floral, cool dark fruit. This needs years.

Jul 10th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Tasting fantastic right now, bravo Jamie! Perfectly balanced fruit, tannin and acidity #ipob maybe some stem inclusion? Cherry, crushed rocks, sandalwood, spice, velvety tannins, fresh acidity.

Tasting fantastic right now, bravo Jamie! Perfectly balanced fruit, tannin and acidity #ipob maybe some stem inclusion? Cherry, crushed rocks, sandalwood, spice, velvety tannins, fresh acidity.

Aug 10th, 2014
Paul Masson

Such purity and intensity of fruit and spice that its secondary complexity flies under the radar at first, but this is packed with stem-y, earthy substance. Integrated tannins and deceptively high acid. Gorgeous and hedonistic but nuanced.

Such purity and intensity of fruit and spice that its secondary complexity flies under the radar at first, but this is packed with stem-y, earthy substance. Integrated tannins and deceptively high acid. Gorgeous and hedonistic but nuanced.

Dec 21st, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

Impressive

Impressive

Oct 7th, 2013
Michael Wangbickler CWE DipWSET

President Drink Local Wine Inc, Educator Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

8.8

Elegant, fresh, delish.

Elegant, fresh, delish.

Aug 10th, 2013
Tala Drzewiecki

Wine blogger Winelandia.com

9.3

Sweet mother of god

Sweet mother of god

Feb 4th, 2013
Winton Sweum

Deep scarlet; nose of dark cherries, earth tones, and a touch of licorice; palate is more cherry, black plum, and spice. Nice, round finish. Is this still his best pinot noir?

Deep scarlet; nose of dark cherries, earth tones, and a touch of licorice; palate is more cherry, black plum, and spice. Nice, round finish. Is this still his best pinot noir?

Dec 7th, 2019
Chris Williams

Busted label is my fault but @Kutch Wines gets credit for all the goodness on the inside. Earthy, green with nice light yet round mouthfeel. Thanks Jamie, it’s bangin’!

Busted label is my fault but @Kutch Wines gets credit for all the goodness on the inside. Earthy, green with nice light yet round mouthfeel. Thanks Jamie, it’s bangin’!

Dec 25th, 2017