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Pinot Noir Signal Ridge Vineyard, Kutch 2018

Subregion U.S.A. > California > Sonoma
Grape VarietyPinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Pinot Noir Signal Ridge Vineyard is bold and powerful in feel. Black cherry, licorice, game, cloves, leather and earthy notes convey an impression of virile intensity. Deep and rich, with a real depth in its fruit, the Signal Ridge is another impressive wine in this range, but it is going to need time to unwind. 2022-2033

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2020

The 2018 Signal Ridge Vineyard bottling from Kutch Wines is a lovely bottle in the making, coming in at 13.2 percent octane and offering up the customary precision and depth of all of Jamie’s pinot noirs. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a complex mix of sweet dark berries, black cherries, sweet Mendocino herb tones, dark soil elements, a bit of youthful stems (this is one hundred percent whole clusters), chicory, a touch of cedar and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, young and full-bodied, with a nice touch of sap at the core, lovely soil signature and a long, suavely tannic and vibrant finish. This was raised all in used casks this year and is absolutely superb juice in the making. 2026-2055+.

John Gilman, View From the Cellar (85), March 2020
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