Kutch Wines

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.292 ratings
9.320 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
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is a Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. I picked this up a couple days ago and was excited to try it. I had heard a lot about Kutch wines over the last few months and wanted to know what all the hub bub was about. Jamie Kutch is the winemaker and his first vintage was a 2005 Pinot. Jamie used to be a stock trader from NYC on the NASDAQ working for Merrill Lynch. He traded in everything to move west bitten by the wine bug and to make Pinot Noir. He was mentored by Michael Browne of Kosta Browne fame and the rest is history.

The nose on this Pinot is very expressive of good fruit with notes of plum, cherry, raspberry, ,menthol, clove and a musty earthy forest floor.

The palate doesn't disappoint with a touch of sweetness, red cherry, black raspberry, plum, clove and a touch of oak.

Even though this is a California Pinot it is not the normal big Pinot with dark fruit. This has an earthy soil texture with medium + mouth watering acidity and medium smooth fine tannins. A nice Pinot Noir and I can understand why there is a lot of talk about this winery.

Tonight's wine is a Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast. I picked this up a couple days ago and was excited to try it. I had heard a lot about Kutch wines over the last few months and wanted to know what all the hub bub was about. Jamie Kutch is the winemaker and his first vintage was a 2005 Pinot. Jamie used to be a stock trader from NYC on the NASDAQ working for Merrill Lynch. He traded in everything to move west bitten by the wine bug and to make Pinot Noir. He was mentored by Michael Browne of Kosta Browne fame and the rest is history.

The nose on this Pinot is very expressive of good fruit with notes of plum, cherry, raspberry, ,menthol, clove and a musty earthy forest floor.

The palate doesn't disappoint with a touch of sweetness, red cherry, black raspberry, plum, clove and a touch of oak.

Even though this is a California Pinot it is not the normal big Pinot with dark fruit. This has an earthy soil texture with medium + mouth watering acidity and medium smooth fine tannins. A nice Pinot Noir and I can understand why there is a lot of talk about this winery.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
Patrick Derdeyn

Starting to settle down, but still rocking with acidity. Beautiful red fruit and earth, a whole cluster roundness and a great finish that dries out just a tad. Could use a few more years, but I enjoyed this after a couple hours air.

Starting to settle down, but still rocking with acidity. Beautiful red fruit and earth, a whole cluster roundness and a great finish that dries out just a tad. Could use a few more years, but I enjoyed this after a couple hours air.

Sep 19th, 2016
Patrick Derdeyn

A good splash decant and this is ready to go. The perfect wine to drink during the years of waiting for the single vineyard versions to be ready.

A good splash decant and this is ready to go. The perfect wine to drink during the years of waiting for the single vineyard versions to be ready.

May 22nd, 2016
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.3

Slamming good!

Slamming good!

Jan 23rd, 2016
Patrick Derdeyn

Jamie doing great things. Give these time.

Jamie doing great things. Give these time.

Nov 20th, 2015
Kelly Hulme

Short list for wine of the summer. Amazingly complex, varietally correct and chock full of terroir. I don't think anyone who tried this didn't love it, all summer long. Not inexpensive but totally worth it.

Short list for wine of the summer. Amazingly complex, varietally correct and chock full of terroir. I don't think anyone who tried this didn't love it, all summer long. Not inexpensive but totally worth it.

Jul 7th, 2015
Christopher Barnes

Kutch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, juicy v. Pleasant a finger bottie wine

Kutch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, juicy v. Pleasant a finger bottie wine

Jun 20th, 2015
Patrick Derdeyn

From the most recent Kutch release. A delicious pinot noir.

From the most recent Kutch release. A delicious pinot noir.

Mar 16th, 2015
Nikki Nelson

Damn fine Pinot! Going to be even better with mas age - yum!!! Liquid swapping with fellow wine friends is the best! Thanks JK!!

Damn fine Pinot! Going to be even better with mas age - yum!!! Liquid swapping with fellow wine friends is the best! Thanks JK!!

Oct 24th, 2014
Mike Obley

The whole cluster treatment shines in this big-styled PN. That said, very elegantly made

The whole cluster treatment shines in this big-styled PN. That said, very elegantly made

May 30th, 2020