Pinot Noir "Karmen Isabella" - Dutton Estate Winery
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Russian River Valley Green Valley
Alcohol %: 14.6
Production: 1805 cases
Barrel Aging : Aged 10 months in French oak barrels. 33% new French
Vineyards:Thomas Road, Marty’s Manzana Vineyards
Soil: Gold Ridge
“Karmen Isabella sparkles through the glass with a beautiful ruby red intensity. Aromas of a bright spring floral garden rushes through the nose with every hardy smell into the glass. Red cherry, raspberry and Santa Rosa plum are among the flavors that fill your mouth which is what you would expect from a Russian River Pinot Noir. The soft and silky tannins are long and lingering holding your attention until you pick up the feel of just enough acidity to provide balance and structure giving the pinot great body.
De-stemmed, cold soaked, open top fermentation, three punch downs daily, 100 % malolactic Fermentation.
Poultry, Quail, Duck, Lamb, Dirty Rice
94 pts, Wine Enthusiast