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Dutton Estate Thomas Road Pinot Noir 2009

Posted by on September 29, 2016
For a few years, Dutton Estate has been at the top of my list for Pinot Noir producers.  The first time I sampled their wines was at their tasting room.  After that, I was hooked and yes, I get wine from their wine club.  The 2009 Thomas Road was supposedly ready for corking, so we did.  Oh yes!  No need to hold it, but you sure can a few more years.  For those of you ready for it now, go ahead, pop it.

The 2009 feels large with a big earthy nose with some cigar box and red spice.  The mouth is full of Bing cherries and hot baked pie.  This is a big Pinot, not subtle and not Burgundian in style – it’s pure Russian River power.  This one rates up at the top for big full Pinots – compare to Papapietro Perry 777, Willams Selyem Hirsh, and Belle Glos Clark and Telephone, all big and meaty.

Hopefully you can find Dutton Estate wines outside of the tasting room.  I’ve managed to find Brother Steve Dutton’s (Dutton Goldfield) on the shelf, so keep your eyes (and palette) peeled.

2009 Dutton Estate Thomas Road Pinot Noir – TScale 93 points.  One of my top Pinots and well priced at $50!  If you see it, please email me because I need more of it.

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