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The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
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  The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
Item Number:17 20 258 12
Regular Price:$37.95
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($31.45 per bottle)
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The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir is the newest member of The Calling portfolio. It's a collaboration between Jim Nantz the famous golf and sports commentator (who also happens to be a HUGE wine enthusiast) and importer Peter Deutsch. For this wine they sourced prime Pinot Noir grapes from the the prestigious Dutton Ranch vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Three different vineyard sites were chosen to bring contrasting and distinct character to the final blend. 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. The wine was aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. It shows classic flavors of black cherries, strawberries, cola, wild mushrooms, toast and brown spices are framed by vibrant acidity. The finish lingers with more berry and cherry notes.

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The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
 
2.8

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1.0

wine is young and light

By Dmurr

from Phila., PA

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        Comments about The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley:

        wine was sold as bold and ready to drink... i found the wine to be young, sweet and light.... i wouldn't buy this wine again nor recommend it

         
        1.0

        Like drinking strawberry juice

        By Shea

        from NJ

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            Comments about The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley:

            Very disappointing

             
            5.0

            Excellent wine at this price!

            By Pam the aspiring sommelier

            from San Diego, Ca

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            • Balanced
            • Clear
            • Smooth

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              • Entertaining
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              • Weeknight

              Comments about The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley:

              I was struck by the smoothness and balance of this wine. From the beginning the taste is marvelous and the finish is divine. I love this wine and would most definitely buy it and order it again!

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              • Beef, Poultry, Spicy Food
               
              4.0

              Seductive and Elegant Pinot

              By Westchester Wine Guy

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                Comments about The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley:

                This is a classic Pinot from the famed Dutton Ranch. Moderately intense cherry and strawberry aromas emerge at first with hints of smoke, mushrooms and black pepper on the edges. It's lovely on the palate, smooth and silky with a long and lingering finish. I guess Jim knows more than golf!

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