Dutton Estate 2016 Karmen Isabella Pinot Noir
The crimson color of the 2016 vintage leads to aromas of blackberry jam, rose petals, fresh herbs, and Red Delicious apple. The Thomas Road Vineyard adds a layer of earthiness we love. The Green Valley Road Vineyard brings in amazing cherry and raspberry and the Manzana Vineyard translates to a round mouthfeel and fruit character. Sourcing from these three sites gives this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir flavors of pomegranate, black cherry, berry jam (the trifecta of blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry), notes of citrus peel, and a delicious touch of cinnamon stick tinged with brown sugar. This energetic wine has noticeable acidity, firm tannins, and a structured finish with a juicy pop at the end that makes you want more.
93pts - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91pts - Wine Spectator