Sublim enkeltmarks-Pinot Noir fra Kutch's McDougal Ranch-mark - med flotte 93 point af Antonio Galloni, Vinous:
"The 2014 Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch is the richest and most intense of these four Pinots. The wine's inner sweetness and pure density pretty much cover the whole clusters. The McDougall is the most satisfying of the Kutch 2014 single-vineyard Pinots to drink young, as all the elements are very nicely woven together, even at this early stage."
95 point - PinotFile, PrinceofPinot.com:
"Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Intriguing, mysterious and seductive in every way, with aromas of fresh, dark fruits, floral meadow and forest. Velvety and enchanting on the palate, with sensual flavors of black raspberry, black plum, boysenberry, black tea, spice and floral goodness. The tannins offer good grip and the finish lingers. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was still extremely appealing with a blessed mix of fruit, spice and floral tones and a huge finish that grabs at the heart strings emotionally. Truly, this is a wine that can make you blissfully happy."
93+ Points - John Gilman:
"The 2014 McDougall Ranch is the lowest octane of these 2014s from Kutch Wines, coming in at a very cool 12.4 percent octane. The wine is quite black fruity in personality this year, but pure, focused and intensely flavored and will be outstanding with a bit of bottle age. The refined nose wafts from the glass in a mix of sweet dark berries, bitter chocolate, a hint of cola, lovely soil tones, fresh herbs and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is medium-full, bright and tangy, with fine transparency, a good core of black fruit, suave, ripe tannins and excellent length and grip on the tangy and nascently complex finish; At 12.4 percent alcohol, I wondered how this would be balanced on the palate, but the wine is impeccable in shape and detail and will be a terrific bottle with a handful of years in the cellar. Stylistically this wine is so far removed from the absurd world of Martinelli and Marcassin pinot noir as to seemingly have come from another planet! 2020-2045+"