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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Sequana Dutton Ranch Green Valley Pinot Noir 2007
Sequana Dutton Ranch Green Valley Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 104932)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pinot Noir specialist James MacPhail has complete control over the creation of Sequana's single-vineyard wines. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation to maximize flavor and color extraction.

Concentrated aromas and flavors of wild berry, cherry, cranberry and strawberry mingle with spicy white pepper. Soft tannins and bright acidity balance the multitude of fruit flavors, which repeat through the long, lingering finish.

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About Sequana:

Sequana Single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from Green Valley of Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands are named in honor of Sequana, the Franco-Roman goddess of the River Seine, which flows through the ancestral birthplace of Pinot Noir.

Winemaker and Pinot Noir specialist, James MacPhail, has complete control over the creation of Sequana's limited production wines – from farming to winemaking. He understands Pinot Noir's temperament, its ability to convey the signature of each single vineyard and its preference for restrained, gentle winemaking. He makes his Pinot Noirs by hand in small batches, using cold maceration and native yeasts. "My goal is to express each vineyard’s personality," says James.