Drew McDougall Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from North Coast, California

$57.99 $44.97
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Item No. 111016
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • ST92
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This is a small seven-acre vineyard located in the 'True Sonoma Coast' in a highly coveted area known as the ‘golden triangle'. This vineyard, planted on a rocky outcropping, sits on a small bench approximately 935 feet elevation approximately 2.4 miles from the Pacific Ocean on a steep south slope. This 2009 vintage is our fifth release from this vineyard site and continues to impress. This is a pedigreed site with excellent farming and a strong commitment from the owners who give great care and attention to their land.

This wine has a wonderful expression of soil. The aromatics are intensely floral, spicy with layers and layers of rich red fruit. Deep red fruit notes on the nose with black cherry, boysenberry, anise, sweet earth and plum. The flavors are rich yet restrained with mouth coating tannins that hover and then cascade into a long finish with soft fruits and floral tones with a very evident mineral backing.

Only 180 cases produced.

Critical Acclaim

"Vivid ruby-red. Exotically perfumed aromas of red berry preserves, potpourri and musky herbs, with a subtle cola quality in the background. Fleshy and smooth on entry, then tangy and incisive in the mid-palate, offering bright red and dark berry flavors and notes of violet and licorice pastille. Finishes on a sweet note of black raspberry, with silky tannins adding shape and grip. Give this some air if you insist on opening one any time soon. "
92 Points

Learn About Drew

Jason Drew began his winemaking odyssey in 1980, when he helped plant his uncle"s vineyard in the Stag"s Leap District of Napa Valley. Jason then pursued an education based on the land - in Agricultural Ecology, Viticulture and Enology. A passion and philosophy grew during the early years, when Jason managed world-class vineyards in Northern California. 2004 was a milestone year...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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