Dutch Bill Creek
2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir •Heintz Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Pass the Dutch Bill Creek
The Heintz Vineyard, owners of Dutch Bill Creek wines, is a venerable source of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the true Sonoma Coast for a who’s who list of wineries that make a “Heintz Vineyard” designate. Wineries like: Flowers, Littorai, Williams Selyem, Radio Coteau, Peay Vineyards, and other top-tier producers. What’s immediately clear in their estate-grown 2012 Dutch Bill Creek Pinot Noir is the purity of fruit flavor. This is Pinot Noir grown by masters. Red-fruited, translucent, woodsy aromatics highlight this gorgeous bottle of Pinot Noir - especially when you consider the low price of the wine. The complexity resides in the aromas. That clear edged garnet fruit doesn’t look intense, but wait until you smell it.
Light garnet. Clear edges. Vivid brightness and clarity.
Cherries, cocoa, cookie crumbs, orange zest, black tea, forest spices. Fresh red fruits and classic Pinot Noir aromas.
Juicy, red fruited, and delicious. This is a good reminder of how complex Pinot Noir can taste without having a dark fruit profile. You can see right through the glass, but the aromas and flavors fill the senses long after the wine hits the palate. Fabulous stuff from one of the best vineyards of the Sonoma Coast / Russian River Valley.
Smooth, ripe, and tasty. Just the right amount of acid and that orange rind nuance to keep the palate watering and wanting more.
Serve it cool with grilled wild Pacific salmon, carnitas, or a simple roasted chicken.
What the Winery Says
- Grape Varietal
- Pinot Noir
- Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast / RRV
- Hugh Chappelle
- Alcohol content