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Emmy Award winning sports commentator Jim Nantz and wine industry entrepreneur Peter Deutsch have combined a common interest and collaborating in making an exquisite line of fine wines. Peter connected with Jim after reader his book, about his father Always By My Side. It resonated with him, reminding him of his own relationship with his father. The Calling Wine is about pursuing a passion, inspiring others, and making a great wine.
I was lucky enough to be selected to receive a bottle of Russian River Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch Vineyards from the wonderful folks at The Calling Wine. This bottle was made with grapes sourced from Dutton Ranch Vineyard. This Pinot Noir’s classic flavors of fresh cherries, mushrooms, and spice are framed by rich acidity, delicate texture and powdery tannins. A classic cool-climate Pinot Noir from select Dutton Ranch vineyards in the prestigious Russian River Valley appellation. The Calling Wine website lists the following information:
|Appellation:||Russian River Valley|
|Vineyard/Special Designation:||Dutton Ranch|
|Varietal Specifics:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Time in Oak:||10 months|
|Barrel:||100% French Oak, 40% new|
|Vintage Notes:||2012 was an exceptional vintage with high yields of very concentrated fruit. The fruit for this wine was hand-selected for optimal ripeness and flavor.|
|Winemaker Notes:||Grapes were hand sorted and gently crushed. Fermentation occurred during a seven-day cold soak process with half the juice fermented in open top fermenters and punched down twice daily while the remaining juice was pumped over three times daily during the fermentation process.|
|Vineyard Notes:||Dutton Ranch is composed of 1,100 acres of premium Sonoma County appellation vineyards. Fruit for this vintage was sourced from three locations within Dutton Ranch’s Russian River Valley appellation, each vineyard contributing critical, unique aspects of the complexity of the resulting wine. Gail Ann Vineyard, located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley, contributes ripe tropical elements to the 2011 vintage. The Mill Station Vineyard is one of the coolest spots in Russian River, and lends a strong minerality and structural backbone. Dutton Hill is a rolling hill in another cool region of the valley with sandy, well-drained soil for additional complexity and structure.|
This wine came just in time for Father’s Day! I’m not sure if I’ll be having a beef tenderloin or braised lamb, but I do know what I’ll be drinking!