Kutch is one of the metonymies of Pinot Noirs’s perfection in California. This young estate encourages their grapes to express their natural greatness.
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
“The Mendocino Ridge appellation is small, and high altitude – this vineyard is at 2800 ft, and the lowest allowed in this subregion is 1200 ft. It’s a northern extension of the Sonoma Coast. This wine is 100% whole cluster and aged for 11 months in neutral French oak. This is pure, fine and delicate, but also has nice concentration of red cherry and berry fruits. There’s good structure and nice acidity, creating an impression of freshness. But there’s also a lovely seductive, fine, floral, fine-grained prettiness to it, as well. There’s such harmony here: this isn’t a wine that’s giving away too much too soon, and it has a lot of potential for development. Crunchy and taut but also harmonious.”