Reviewed on 2019-04-02
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Rating 82
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.1%
Price $42.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Boozy Beach Trips, Host/Hostess Gifting, Party Wine

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Pinot Noir

Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 Review

I could smell the alcohol as I poured my first ounce. 14% is not too crazy, but there are some balance issues, especially with some age on it. There is definitely some inherent cherry and oak-influenced vanilla but all other aromas that would like a voice are denied and pushed to the nosebleed seats. This is a good gift for fans of the boozy and ripe Pinot style and pairs with hors d'oeuvre and social banter more than it does with food focused events.

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POINTS
Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014
I could smell the alcohol as I poured my first ounce. 14% is not too crazy, but there are some balance issues, especially with some age on it. There is definitely some inherent cherry and oak-influenced vanilla but all other aromas that would like a voice are denied and pushed to the nosebleed seats. This is a good gift for fans of the boozy and ripe Pinot style and pairs with hors d'oeuvre and social banter more than it does with food focused events.

Reviewed On: 04-02-2019
82
POINTS
Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014
I could smell the alcohol as I poured my first ounce. 14% is not too crazy, but there are some balance issues, especially with some age on it. There is definitely some inherent cherry and oak-influenced vanilla but all other aromas that would like a voice are denied and pushed to the nosebleed seats. This is a good gift for fans of the boozy and ripe Pinot style and pairs with hors d'oeuvre and social banter more than it does with food focused events.

Reviewed On: 04-02-2019