Rutz Cellars Maison Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 26514
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

the "house grand blend" represents the best barrels from each separate vineyard and vintage, and includes Dutton Ranch, Martinelli vineyard (70% Russian River) and Sleepy Hollow vineyard Monterey (30%). After cold-soaking, the juice is fermented in small open-top fermentors and is punched-down by hand 4-5 times per day to extract color and flavor. Rich and full bodied with deep blackberry fruit and sandalwood scents.

Alcohol - 13.9%

Learn About Rutz Cellars

After years of living in the Russian River Valley and inspired by the greatness of Burgundy, Keith Rutz dreamed of making great classically- styled wines from the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes available in California. His goal was - and is - to craft small lots of wine that will be recognized as worthy competitors to the top French products.We guarantee that from harvest to...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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