May 14, 2021 15:21
A wine that makes you want to jump into the glass
You know that blissed out feeling you get when you smell a wine that makes you want to jump into the glass and wallow around in there for the evening? That’s what you feel when you put your nose into our 2018 Emerald Ridge Pinot.
Emerald Ridge vineyard sits on a picturesque knoll in Green Valley, just down the road from our tasting room (making it a frequent photo stop to track our year in the vineyard). The pictures above were taken at the vineyard today, showing the beautifully growing vine row, as well as a grape cluster in full bloom. The little white stamen are the "petals" of the flower, which will pollinate the fruit, and the grape berry will begin its formation.
Emerald Ridge has been a core component of our Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir for many years. As we wrote in our last email about winemaker's perks and making wines that we love because we can, this single-vineyard bottling started the same way with the 2009 vintage. We kept coming back to those little sample bottles of the wine in barrel, captivated by the way it expressed all our favorite Green Valley characters, with its crystaline fruit and lusciousness, like blueberries and cherries wrapped in velvet.
Our 2018 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir hits all the texture-fruit-spice-floral notes, with its juicy, plush blueberry fruit framed by sandalwood and lavender. While it’s opulent, it also has a fresh lift and energy to the aromas. The wine follows through in the mouth, with a broad and enveloping wash of rich blueberry, boysenberry, and black cherry. The basket of fruit is carried on round but firm black tea tannins, which, combined with the harmonious balance of the wine, promises a lengthy future. Wine Enthusiast just scored it 95 points, saying, "With savory fruit and an edgy structure, this wine intrigues and beguiles, offering rose petal, wet stone, blueberry and black cherry alongside firm, well-integrated tannins. Balanced and bright, it evolves to show shades of black tea and forest floor that keep it complex."
You'll be thanking yourself later if you get a case now so you can track its progress over the next ten years.
Meet the Team
First up: Lola (a.k.a Lorie)
Ever wonder who lovingly packs all of your wine orders? This wonderful woman right here.
Lola has been our Warehouse Manager for 6 years and is our one-woman cellar organizing, wine packing, forklift driving powerhouse.
One week left for our Restaurant Pricing special!
We're down to the last allocated cases for our Restaurant Pricing special, so it will be ending on Friday, May 21. If you've been thinking of taking advantage of this deal but haven't yet, or if you have and want to stock in a few more cases to get you through your summer, now's the time!
$10 flat rate UPS ground shipping on all the packages below.
2018 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
|Wine Club: $264 ($22/bottle)|
|Mailing List: $348 ($29/bottle)|
|Wine Club: $162 ($27/bottle)|
Mailing List: $186 ($31/bottle)
2018 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
|Wine Club: $300 ($25/bottle)|
|Mailing List: $408 ($34/bottle)|
|Wine Club: $180 ($30/bottle)|
Mailing List: $216 ($36/bottle)
No other promotions or discounts may be combined.
Join the club and receive all our best benefits
We love our club members, and always extend our best benefits to them. If you're not already a wine club member and have been thinking about becoming one, this is a great time to join! All new members will receive the current Spring Club package in order for the special club member restaurant pricing to be applied toward orders of these wines.
Here's to life returning to normal soon, and no more masks!
Thank you, and be well!
Your friends at DG