Upp Road (aka Bush) Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
Planted in 2012, this 12-acre vineyard was developed for a select set of Dutton Ranch clients, including Ernest. The vineyard sits on a north-facing slope in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley, and is planted to Swan, Calera, and 828 clones. We are excited to watch this property develop over the next 10 years, and intend to source from it to make our flagship Pinot Noir.
Todd’s grandmother, Joanne, is The Artist in the family. Her path as an artist revealed itself later in life, but her talent shines through. Today her beautiful works grace our lives daily—she is the source of the portrait of Ernest that appears on all of our bottles.
The aromas of this wine are subtle but intriguing, with hints of rose petals, chalk, and dried red berries. On the palate, it delivers flavors of pomegranate seeds and sour cherries, with lingering notes of roses. Considering the grapes hail from a young site, the wine drinks like a refined pinot—a pleasant surprise.
Aging: 40% New French Oak, 10 months
Cases Produced: 131
Alc. BY Vol: 12.5