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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Sequana Dutton Ranch Green Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Sequana Dutton Ranch Green Valley Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 117133)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A heady nose of bright red fruits and Asian spice complement the wine's full, round texture. Full flavors of cherry, dry cranberry and blueberry last through the long, fruit-filled finish. Native yeasts fermented half the lots, adding balance to the complexity of the Burgundian yeast also employed.
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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.