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WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT US - 2001 Vintage

"Plump and fresh, this needs plenty of time to open and show all its layers of flavor...floral and citrus tones held within...92 points and one of The Year's Best Chardonnay." [2001 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay]
~ Wine & Spirits

"Sitting through a tasting of Dan's latest releases is an utter joy, not only because of his passion for wine, and his appreciation of numerous other house styles, but because his wines have the varietal focus I rarely see in a complete line of wines...Exceptional." [six 2001 vintage wines]
~ Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences

"Proving that wines of medium-full body can succeed alongside their bigger brethren, this balanced, complex effort blends moderately ripe and rich black cherry fruit with notes of smoke, spice and creme brulee...it makes an absolute virtue out of its bright and fruity flavors and lingering aftertaste...91 points." [2001 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir]
~ Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine

"Wickedly, sinfully good. This is fruit detonation in the mouth, a blast of pure, sweet cassis, currant, plum and chocolate. The tannins are a velvety wonder, the oak lavish and thick, but perfectly in balance to the size. Opulent and hedonistic, it's best in its sensual, seductive youth. Editors' Choice...93 points." [2001 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah]
~ Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Vibrant aromas of plum, red berry, mocha, rose water and dust. Sweet, extracted flavors of blueberry, black licorice, black cherry, vanillin oak and tar...balance and length...90 points." [2001 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir]
~ The Wine News

"Equal parts cherry-berry fruit and earthier notes of tobacco, cola and rhubarb comprise this dry, complex wine. It's young, with dusty tannins and firms acids, and possesses a balanced elegance that make it an ideal partner to lamb or beef...91 points." [2001 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir]
~ Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Very rich and juicy-velvety on the palate. A delightfully complex and yet silky Pinot with so many layers of flavor...93 points." [2001 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir]
"Intense and reduced style with concentrated flavors...92 points." [2001 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir]
"Bright flavors and silky texture make this a real palate pleaser...91 points." [2001 Devil's Gulch Ranch Pinot Noir]
~ PinotReport

"The spark of rock hitting rock feels similar to the mineral edge of this black-fruited pinot. The wine itself is broad and ripe, with blackberry flavor and black cherry skin tannin...enjoy now with a spicy road pork loin...90 points." [2001 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir]
~ Wine & Spirits

"Brilliant, intense, nervy and dense are just a few words to describe the feeling and texture of this heavyweight wine. The flavors veer toward bright citrus fruits and pineapple, with complex overlays of toast, lees and vanilla, while the acids are mouthwateringly high...91 points." [2001 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay]
~ Wine Enthusiast

"...this lively, solidly built young effort hits the mark smartly with its moderately deep and very well-defined varietal flavors. Slightly fleshy in feel and fairly long as it ends, it is quite well balanced and has a nice spine of integral tannins...91 points." [2001 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel]
~ Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine

"A smooth, elegant style, with just the right amount of bright acidity to highlight the plum, cherry, chocolate, cassis, tea and spice flavors. Pretty, ripe, lush and long on the finish...90 points." [2001 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel]
~ Wine Enthusiast

"...you will be rewarded with that rare combination of delicacy and depth that is the essence of outstanding pinot noir...92 points." [2001 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir]
~Whitley on Wine

"This wine is a WOW! wine from the first sniff. Deep rich ripe berry aromas with a concentration that explodes on the palate. This wine has fruit, has body, has richness, has enough tannin for a a real backbone, and balanced to age a good long while in the bottle. A rare, special find. This wine has lots of everything." [2001 Devil's Gulch Ranch Pinot Noir]
"Austere black cherries and berry bramble aromas lead to an elegant, balanced wine with a fine backbone. This is a medium, light bodied wine that is clearly a food wine. The elegance on the finish is really appealing." [2001 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir]
~ In the Kitchen with Narsai David

"Jammy, complex aromas of black cherry, blueberry, grill pan, pencil lead and smoke.
Just as interesting in the mouth with flavors of blackberry, fig, toasted oak and chocolate. Peppery, earthy close...92 points." [2001 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah]
~The Wine News

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