Watch a tasting with famed American sports commentator Jim Nantz! In addition to his award-winning career in sportscasting from calling some of the greatest sporting events in history, Jim has created a portfolio of classic Sonoma wines from some of the most respected vineyards in the region. The Calling wines are now quality standards for Sonoma County with more than fifty 90+ ratings since the first vintage in 2012. These wines are a true testament to the greatness that is possible when you follow your calling in life.
Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads a discussion with Jim, along with The Calling winemaker James MacPhail and Tracy Dutton of Dutton Estate Winery as they taste the Russian River grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
- Jim Nantz
- James MacPhail, Winemaker, The Calling
- Tracy Dutton, President and Co-Owner, Dutton Estate Winery
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- The Calling Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
The Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is fresh, lively, and fun to drink. Honeysuckle, white rose petal, lemon meringue, and white flowers delight on the nose while crushed white rose petal, Bartlett pear, honeydew melon, and Meyer lemon fill out the palate for a balanced, full-bodied, Chardonnay.
- The Calling Russian River Pinot Noir
The bright ruby red color hints at the red raspberry, fresh red plum and wild cherry aromas with notes of white pepper and rose petal. The red plum, cherry and strawberry on the palate are complemented by orange peel, white pepper and a note of salinity. The overall effect is clean, crisp and brightly fruit-driven Pinot Noir with everything in balance.
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Jim Nantz, famed CBS sports commentator, and Peter Deutsch, founder and CEO of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, have created a portfolio of classic Sonoma wines from some of the most respected vineyards in the region.
The Calling wines are now quality standards for the Sonoma region with more than fifty 90+ ratings since the first vintage in 2012. Each region and vineyard site were chosen carefully for the vines that were planted and the style of wine produced. These wines are a true testament to the greatness that is possible when you follow your calling in life.