2017 DuMOL 'Jentoft Vineyard Ryan' Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

$88.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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“A total knock-out" - Vinous 

This has the depth and intensity of a philosophy grad-student with all the Russian River exuberance to match. Super-ripe dark fruit meets with smoked earth and spice on a medium-bodied, incredibly layered palate. This will cruise for a decade in the bottle, if you can resist the lip-smacking temptation.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Andy Smith
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
45% New French oak
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
Jentoft Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1042126
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

A total knock-out, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ryan Jentoft Vineyard is a wine of real depth and intensity. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, cloves, lavender and licorice give the Jentoft a real sense of brooding power. There is plenty of Russian River exuberance to match the potent tannins. Far from an easygoing supple Russian River Pinot, the 2017 needs time to soften. It is every bit as impressive today as it was last year.

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Jeb Dunnuck

From a Russian River Valley site planted in 2007, the 2017 Pinot Noir Jentoft Vineyard Ryan is a selection of Swan and Calera clones and sees 15 months in 45% new French oak. This brilliant wine knocks it out of the park with its complex bouquet of darker fruits, smoked earth, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, incredibly layered and multi-dimensional on the palate, it’s a complete, flawless balanced, incredibly impressive wine that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise over the following decade. This lineup is stacked with terrific wines, but this is one of the standouts.