Climate Grape Growing In
The Vineyard Russian
River Valley Green
VINEYARD PROFILES Angel Camp Azaya Ranch Cherry Ridge Devil's Gulch Emerald Ridge Fox Den Freestone Hill Green Valley JJJS Maurice Galante McDougall Mill Station Morelli Lane Rued Shop Block Silva Walker Hill
Dr. Maurice Galante bought an old apple orchard on the east slope of Cherry Ridge Road near Occidental in the mid eighties and had the Dutton family farm it for him. A decade later, Steve planted this prime spot to some of Dan's favorite Pinot Noir clones; in this case Dijon 667 and 777, and a bit of Pommard. The sunny eastern slope, and shallow soils of this vineyard produce tiny Pinot berries with thick skins, which shows in the color, intensity and structure of the fruit. The vineyard is one of the core components of our Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir.