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#1 Post by Frank Murray III » September 14th, 2015, 7:57 am

I'd like to sample through some Kutch, using our virtual format, which means anyone here within the Board is welcome to open a bottle of Kutch and post a note. It's been some time since we did a virtual and with the heat vanished from LA and OC now, tonight it is time to open something.

We can do it this week, concluding next week, to give people time who may be on the road this week, etc.
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#2 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » September 14th, 2015, 8:02 am

Happen to have 12 MacD and 09 Savoy upright.
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#3 Post by mike pobega » September 14th, 2015, 8:06 am

Soulds like fun. Thanks for setting up.

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#4 Post by Alan H. » September 14th, 2015, 12:25 pm

Is Sonoma coast invited to participate? I simply can't keep up with your-all high rollers! neener
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#5 Post by Frank Murray III » September 14th, 2015, 12:29 pm

Alan, if it has a Kutch label on it, then get after it!
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#6 Post by jflegler » September 14th, 2015, 12:47 pm

great idea Frank, I'm in at some point this week
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#7 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » September 14th, 2015, 12:57 pm

I will get to it next week. I am on a 15 day no alcohol plan that does not end until Saturday.
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#8 Post by Jamie Kutch » September 14th, 2015, 3:51 pm

Frank, since you rock I want to overnight you the 2014's that got bottled 3 weeks ago. Cool? Excited to hear what you think if so.
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#9 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » September 14th, 2015, 3:58 pm

Jamie Kutch wrote:Frank, since you rock I want to overnight you the 2014's that got bottled 3 weeks ago. Cool? Excited to hear what you think if so.

Sweet move!
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#10 Post by mattcitrang » September 14th, 2015, 4:20 pm

Jamie Kutch wrote:Frank, since you rock I want to overnight you the 2014's that got bottled 3 weeks ago. Cool? Excited to hear what you think if so.
that's great. Some insight into the 2014's

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#11 Post by Frank Murray III » September 14th, 2015, 5:25 pm

Jamie, thanks for the offer and the kindness--I love your craft and am jazzed to be a customer. I am going to decline your offer, however. I will though open up a 2012 SC tonight, as I will be enjoying it with dinner.

Keep up the great work man.
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#12 Post by Jamie Kutch » September 14th, 2015, 5:31 pm

Thanks Frank. I understand and appreciate your starting this thread.

In hopes of getting some feedback into the 2014's, I would like to offer a set to the first person to reply to this post so they can be included into this virtual tasting.

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#13 Post by mike pobega » September 14th, 2015, 5:36 pm

me??

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#14 Post by Jamie Kutch » September 14th, 2015, 5:38 pm

Your in Mike. Damn, 5 minutes! Will get them out overnight tomorrow for delivery on Wednesday.

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#15 Post by J. Singleton » September 14th, 2015, 5:41 pm

Damn, if only I was off the wagon. I know exactly which special bottling I'd open...
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#16 Post by Brian Tuite » September 14th, 2015, 5:42 pm

Drinking a '10 Copain Baker Ranch tonight. Closest thing I got. [wink.gif]
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#17 Post by Frank Murray III » September 14th, 2015, 6:00 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:Drinking a '10 Copain Baker Ranch tonight. Closest thing I got. [wink.gif]
Dude, I am really sorry about your MIL's home. Man, not much I can say other than thinking about you and your wife, her family, Rat. Drink whatever you like tonight. Too bad you don't live closer or I would have you over this weekend, pal.
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#18 Post by b. c@stner » September 14th, 2015, 6:03 pm

I have a bunch...don't post many notes but happy to throw one in here. Pretty sure I can fill a void.
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#19 Post by Frank Murray III » September 14th, 2015, 6:10 pm

b. c@stner wrote:I have a bunch...don't post many notes but happy to throw one in here. Pretty sure I can fill a void.
Bob, no void. Just pull whatever moves you and post the note. It's about sharing, the community's impressions.
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#20 Post by NoahR » September 14th, 2015, 6:38 pm

Jamie - anything you overnight, I will open and post within 36h on WB, Delectable and CellarTracker. :)
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#21 Post by J. Singleton » September 14th, 2015, 6:52 pm

NoahR wrote:Jamie - anything you overnight, I will open and post within 36h on WB, Delectable and CellarTracker. :)
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#22 Post by Joe S. » September 14th, 2015, 6:59 pm

CT shows a Kutch McDougal in my home cellar but I spent 20 minutes trying to find the dang thing. [swearing.gif]
After 20 min, had to pull a 2010 Rhys Alpine Pinot instead. (A man's gotta eat/drink.)
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#23 Post by T Fletcher » September 14th, 2015, 7:01 pm

I will pop a 2011 Savoy sometime this week. Looking forward to everyone's feedback!
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#24 Post by NoahR » September 14th, 2015, 7:43 pm

J. Singleton wrote:
NoahR wrote:Jamie - anything you overnight, I will open and post within 36h on WB, Delectable and CellarTracker. :)
Shameless Dr. Noah. Go put on your Reisling pants.
If Jamie sends me 2014 Kutch overnight, it may balance out all the pre-arrival 2014 Bdx I bought from Premier Cru that will never arrive. Sigh.
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#25 Post by dteng » September 14th, 2015, 9:10 pm

I'm always game for Kutch wine.
Any day this week?
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#26 Post by Mike S. » September 14th, 2015, 10:02 pm

Jamie is a class act..Someone should drink and report on the 2014s. I am too old to wait for them to reach full maturity but would enjoy the notes.
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#27 Post by Frank Murray III » September 15th, 2015, 7:25 am

Here is my first note below. I did have a 12 SC in my hand and was ready to pull the cork but given my dining partners last night, I figured the 08 would better suit their palates, versus mine. In the end, I was right this time. This 08 was just a bit too much on the riper side to me. I have an 11 Savoy on deck next for this week.
  • 2008 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (9/14/2015)
    Only 2008 I have drank from Jamie's craft. I've had this around for a few years, picked it via WineBid a few years back. Been open about a 1/2 hour. Has a # of varied things going on, such as pine needle, cranberry, candied cherry and a gamey note in the finish. Probably a bit jumbled up at this stage so maybe some additional air over dinner will give it a hand....at dinner, this fleshed out as it warmed up. Much of the early acidity faded from when it was first opened and it became more ripe in tone, showing what to me also seemed like barrel spices--clove, 5 spice.....i.e. oak. While this didn't capture me as present day Kutch, the table did like it who had joined me and I would recommend this be a drink now/soon candidate.
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#28 Post by J B a s k a m » September 15th, 2015, 6:51 pm

Per FMIII - I opened my second bottle of the 2009 Kutch Anderson Valley PN. First popped and poured, Deep ruby color with a nose of mixed berries and with cherry the most pronounced. First taste was a little tight and not as pleasing as the nose. But then I poured it into a decanter and waited an hour and revisited. The wine began to show: began to integrate gaining a balanced mouth and pleasing finish. A lot of earth added to the berry mix. Enjoyed with grilled tilapia and then on its own as we enjoyed the comfortable Atlanta evening. It continued to improve throughout. This wine has an elegance that I think is becoming a normal part of the Kutch wine offerings. Excellent.
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#29 Post by jdietz » September 16th, 2015, 11:56 am

I have 2005 and 2006 RRV....

Should I play????
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#30 Post by mike pobega » September 16th, 2015, 3:09 pm

I love young wine. Just in case you did not know that. So when Jamie offered up these 2014s for this virtual I just had to jump. Two days later and at no small expense on Jamie's part and here they are. The first is the Bohan. I figured I might as well start here. I have a cruise on Saturday and will be taking one or two more with me. When Royal Caribbean only allows two carry-on wines and I push some high priced Cabs out of the way to bring these, you just know I'm stoked.
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    pretty color of dark ruby with the most purple of edges that seem to glow. The nose is haunting with the freshest black raspberries and dark strawberries. There is a super high-tone to this most fragrant nose. Palate shows a superbly knitted Pinot with so many layers. Deeply rich but yet lithe on the tongue, this mesmerizes the senses. For such a youthful wine it shows some playfulness; it's elegant and focused. After 10 minutes I get this amazing Violet candy thing (Choward's) that I really really dig. It's intensity shoots from the glass and if you hold the glass to your nose long enough you catch the exact moment it turns down and goes to a sassparilla. Crazy huh? Tannins are well hidden but clearly in place and balance is one with itself. Another few minutes and the sassparilla thing comes across the palate left to right...no right to left. Finish is long and robust. I gotta tell you, this is certainly a unique (to me) Pinot experience that I can get hooked on. wow! (94 pts.)
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#31 Post by J. Singleton » September 16th, 2015, 3:49 pm

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My Instagram from 26 weeks ago. This was a real treat and I'd love to line it up next to some Cru Beaujolais and see how it fairs.
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#32 Post by Frank Murray III » September 16th, 2015, 4:02 pm

Nice notes, guys. Mike, you're off and running so that's cool with the 14s.

Jeb, what is IG 26 weeks ago?
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#33 Post by J. Singleton » September 16th, 2015, 4:05 pm

Frank Murray III wrote:Jeb, what is IG 26 weeks ago?
Frank, Instagram from 26 weeks ago.
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#34 Post by Frank Murray III » September 16th, 2015, 4:07 pm

I assume that was the '13 Sans Soufre, you mean. I have a bottle of that in the cellar so maybe I will tee that up instead of the '12 SC.
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#35 Post by mike pobega » September 16th, 2015, 4:12 pm

Frank Murray III wrote:Nice notes, guys. Mike, you're off and running so that's cool with the 14s.
I am 'better' than good. A busy week ahead for sure.
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#36 Post by SteveBrown » September 16th, 2015, 4:38 pm

Have a '10 McD at home that I've been eyeing for a while, will try and pop the cork this weekend.
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#37 Post by Dusty Gillson » September 17th, 2015, 8:31 am

My oldest Kutch is the 2011 Falstaff and I only have 1 bottle. . . would it be a shame to open it now?

I hate to drink through my reserves because we had to cut way way back on fall offers this year and had to pass on the Kutch release (and many others).
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#38 Post by Mike Grammer » September 17th, 2015, 9:17 am

Jamie Kutch wrote:Your in Mike. Damn, 5 minutes! Will get them out overnight tomorrow for delivery on Wednesday.

Cheers.
Even for Pobega, that's good work [grin.gif]

Very glad to read that the promise in the Bohan has been achieved, at least initially.

Frank, Jamie can correct, but I think the SC is the only bottling he did in 08 because of smoke taint issues.

Matt, my notes are from barrel tastes in May with Jamie, below:

"2014 Kutch Campbell Ranch in neutral Ermitage barrel

115 clone, this goes into the SC. Expressive and expressing, it will have 3 more months in barrel. Hint of cloves, good cardamom and cocoa--Jamie is happy, he smells the stems :) This is already very even-tempered on the palate, plenty of red fruit and body, but the feel and vibrancy you'd want as well.

2014 Kutch Sonoma Stage in neutral Remond barrel

Joanna and I say the same thing--a little reductive now. Underneath, chickoree and black cherry. There is plenty of fruit in the mouth but lacks that vibrancy at this early stage

2014 Kutch Falstaff in neutral Taransaud barrel

This also shows stems but in a fine way with nutmeg, cinnamon and red raspberry. Some pomegranate gets added in the mouth, small touch of toast as well.

2014 Kutch Casanova Pinot Noir in neutral barrel

A potential new source of fruit and fun because the vineyard owner was there tasting with us too. 777, 667, 115 and Swan, August 6 pick. Only 4 year vines, this still has some mystery on the bouquet. 800 feet and south facing. This does have balance, but needs to grow into its fruit. Promising.

2014 Kutch Bohan Pinot Noir in neutral barrel

Wow. So much going on in the aromatics. Almost smoked meat becomes a background set to tons of blackberry, dark raspberry, plum and blood orange. And this sings and zings like something else, dazzling to taste---Jamie has been so enthused about this vineyard and, in the 2013, I'd been having difficulty equalling his enthusiasm. I have no such difficulty with the 2014. This might be the best barrel sample of anything I've had on this trip and anyone who doesn't want their 14 allocation of Bohan, just get in touch with me! Spectacular potential

2014 Kutch McDougall Pinot Noir in neutral Francois Freres barrel

This is more unfinished, with spices and red fruit on nose and tongue, needs some further time. Not angular, just not knit together yet...which is fair, of course.

but...that's not all... [dance.gif] the CHARD

Jamie tasted us on two samples of the Chard. I confess that I am one of his customers who has badgered him mercilessly to make one. He said he wanted to be ready, to be confident enough to make a great wine out of Chardonnay before he went and did it. I can respect that. Jamie is doing the Chard elevage in new Atelier barrels which he really likes. The two parcels are Trout Gulch, which lends lemon, almond and saline at this point, and Zayante--40 year vines, which shows me hazelnut and ticks of butterscotch to yellow fruit. It is VERY early days yet and I wouldn't want to jinx, but my initial picture of a finished product looks like a Rhys Alpine Chard, which makes sense given the source of the fruit. It should end up structured, plenty of acid and built for the long haul. I am very, very deeply grateful to have a first look at the newborn."


I really can hardly wait for the Chard [flirtysmile.gif] I'll think about opening my second-to-last 09 McDoug :)

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#39 Post by Chris Seiber » September 17th, 2015, 10:59 am

All I have in current inventory are a magnum of 2009 McDougall that I snaked from Andrew Christiansen in the silent auction while he was on pouring duty elsewhere at Franktacular, and a few bottles of the 2012 Falstaff. The 12 Falstaff was a FMIIIWOTY, so of course I'm holding those to flip, or to put into the wine cabinet display window to show off to houseguests, next to the few first growths I have.

I do have a decent order of Kutch waiting to arrive this fall, though.

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#40 Post by SteveBrown » September 17th, 2015, 11:36 am

Chris Seiber wrote:The 12 Falstaff was a FMIIIWOTY, so of course I'm holding those to flip, or to put into the wine cabinet display window to show off to houseguests, next to the few first growths I have.
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#41 Post by Frank Murray III » September 17th, 2015, 11:48 am

Chris Seiber wrote:All I have in current inventory are a magnum of 2009 McDougall that I snaked from Andrew Christiansen in the silent auction while he was on pouring duty elsewhere at Franktacular, and a few bottles of the 2012 Falstaff. The 12 Falstaff was a FMIIIWOTY, so of course I'm holding those to flip, or to put into the wine cabinet display window to show off to houseguests, next to the few first growths I have.

I do have a decent order of Kutch waiting to arrive this fall, though.
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Dusty, as to that 2011, I would say let CT be your guide but there are only 3 TNs in there on the wine, which includes my critical tasting brilliance that has indeed inspired Counselor Seiber. I found that wine quite approachable last time so maybe you take a run at it and increase the community's POV on it with another note. Heck, you can bump the activity by 1/3rd simply by drinking it and reporting back over there.
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#42 Post by Mike Grammer » September 17th, 2015, 12:22 pm

CT? Pah--who needs such things when I have the search function in "view your posts" [grin.gif]

Ask and ye shall receive. From a couple months ago.

"2011 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

I popped the cork, Audouzed, put back the cork and left it for a full day. Initially, the focused currant, raspberry and some leafy quality was quite in the forefront. A day later, this was scintillating, fanning out beautifully to add strawberry, a borderline light cherry cream/foam feel and that lovely citrus thing that I can get from many of Jamie’s wines. It’s there again in this one. I think this will have a wide and long drinking window, but decanting is a must if you open today. Lovely stuff."
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#43 Post by Brad England » September 17th, 2015, 4:32 pm

  • 2010 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (9/17/2015)
    A leisurely bottle over a few hours. Nice contrast between the deep, somewhat brooding, fruit and an element of berries that danced in a flirty way across the palate. All packaged in classic Kutch style. Thanks FMIII for the virtual offline.
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#44 Post by D@v!d P@rt@!n » September 17th, 2015, 7:51 pm

I tried the 12 Falstaff and 13 Sonoma Coast today at a distributor’s tasting. It amazes me that there is so much fruit on the wines with the low ABV. Forgive the weak notes but I sampled 60+ wines. One thing I will mention is the 13 Sonoma Coast has improved considerably with some months in the bottle. My first bottle about 4/5 months ago did not really impress, but today is different, nice wine. The 12 Falstaff is the bomb. Glad to have several in my cellar.
So, I went home and opened a 10 Savoy with some grilled salmon and brussel sprouts. Ruby core with a garnet edge. Black cherry, red apple, black pepper, baking spice, dust and caramel on the nose. There’s more red fruit, mushroom, tart cherry and pomegranate on the palate. The stem inclusion??? and oak??? are perfectly integrated. This is really great wine, medium finish. I’ve had to reduce purchases due to a lack of storage. If you don’t have my first world problem and like fruity but restrained, complex pinot noir, buy Kutch!
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#45 Post by Rick Wolfe » September 17th, 2015, 9:12 pm

What a great idea Frank. I'm in for a 2010 McDougall that I'll open over the weekend and post my impressions.

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#46 Post by dcornutt » September 18th, 2015, 12:28 pm

2012 McDougall-
Gorgeous nose. Fruit driven with a hint of spice and a floral component. Red fruited. Vibrant and with a very long finish. I really like this and it should flesh out even more complexity with time.
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#47 Post by Frank Murray III » September 18th, 2015, 7:18 pm

Man, this is so much better than the 2008 that I drank earlier this week. This shows how fruit in a bigger year can be tackled smartly, expressed with a texture and quality that makes me want to keep drinking this with a big smile. Rock solid good.
  • 2012 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (9/17/2015)
    A year and few months since the last bottle. Opened about 2 hours ago, I put a subtle chill on this, too. What I first see is the color, as this is pretty dark. You could fool me blind that this was syrah or zin based on color alone. In terms of the fruit, this continues to be stuffed with dark raspberry, blueberry then a bit of cherry jam, touch of stem and light spice in the finish. What I recognize about the wine in comparing to last bottle, at least on my first night is the wine has become more approachable, less tense then the bottle a year ago. Will revisit tomorrow, as plenty remains to enjoy.....so a day later, enjoying another glass with an organic chicken breast that is brushed with a light chimichurri sauce from Mexico. Man, there is so much gorgeous, dark raspberry fruit in this wine, it's really a pleasure to drink. Intense, yet not tiring, boozy or over-ripe and enough acid and light structure to carry this wine. All in, this to me has softened since a year ago and represents a terrific expression of what was the bigger bones of the '12 vintage. Drink window? For me, this is smashing good now and since my palate often moderates structure, I'd say this is good for another 4 years, to 2019.
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#48 Post by Bob Kaminski » September 19th, 2015, 11:48 am

Bunch of baby killers. neener Perhaps an 07 McDougall needs to be checked on.

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#49 Post by Frank Murray III » September 19th, 2015, 2:54 pm

Bob Kaminski wrote:Bunch of baby killers. neener Perhaps an 07 McDougall needs to be checked on.
Bob, I have a sense that the 07 is not like the newer Kutch, akin to the older Copain nothing like the Copain new era. Jamie has really tooled up his approach and execution on these wines and so I am not sure, IMO, that there is any reason to age the older bottles. I have no regret about drinking the newer Kutch wines, as the fruit, acidity, textures are dialed in beautifully.
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#50 Post by b. c@stner » September 19th, 2015, 3:46 pm

Frank Murray III wrote:
Bob Kaminski wrote:Bunch of baby killers. neener Perhaps an 07 McDougall needs to be checked on.
Bob, I have a sense that the 07 is not like the newer Kutch, akin to the older Copain nothing like the Copain new era. Jamie has really tooled up his approach and execution on these wines and so I am not sure, IMO, that there is any reason to age the older bottles. I have no regret about drinking the newer Kutch wines, as the fruit, acidity, textures are dialed in beautifully.
The assertion that old Kutch style may not be new Kutch style certainly doesn't necessarily mean the old style does not merit aging. [cheers.gif]
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