This Pinot from Jamie Kutch comes from Bohan Ranch, the first modem vineyard planted on the Sonoma Coast in 1972. The 44 year old vines drive deep in to the Yorkville Laughlin soil to create more rustic style wines.
Jamie Kutch left a highly paid career as a stock trader in 2005 to move to California and pursue his dream of making wine. People thought he was crazy, until the first Pinot Noir he released scored 93 points in Wine ...Learn more
“ So fresh and supple, with hints of tomato and dried herbs on the red cherry fruit nose, with a bit of baked plum on the palate, as well as sappy cherry fruit. There are notes of cinnamon and spice, with a very gentle, light, expressive personality. This is deceptively light at the moment, but there’s some structure here and I think it will develop really nicely in bottle.”
“This is Kutch's lightest, most delicate Pinot, yet it has a backbone of tannin that allows it to age. What stands out are its gorgeous aromas of rose petal, fruit and mint, its racy acidity and long, sweet red cherry flavours. Kutch's first vintage from this vineyard on a remote coastal ridge was 2013.”
“Incredible fruit! Rarest and purest cherry and raspberry. Has the juice of California but the sophistication of Burgundy with just enough tannin to shape. ”
“Kutch's 2014 Pinot Noir Bohan Vineyard bursts from the glass with intense dark red and purplish fruit. This site seems to give Pinots with broad-structured frames, so picking a little riper, as Kutch did here, seems to be the right choice. The creamy, textured finish is simply impossible to resist. The 2014 has great depth.”
“Notably pale crimson. Vegetal/forest-floor note on the nose. Seems almost to fizz with potential on the palate. It's a bit funkier than the other Kutch Pinot 2018s, with some violet notes. Presumably all of Jamie Kutch's Pinots qualify as 'natural', but this one is the most obviously so. (No faults though!) Less fruit-driven and more sucky-stony. As though the soils were pretty thin. See also the Graveyard Block from this vineyard. Drink 2019 – 2025”