Wine World scores its own label with Three Wise Men

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 05:35 PM.

When the men tasted one particular wine, it struck the right note and it now bears their label.

"This one is a rising star in wines and made by Jamie Kutch, who is also a rising star as a winemaker and specializes in high-end pinot noirs and chardonnays. His style is both elegance and balance and his wines are now getting huge ratings by the likes of Robert Parker and others," said Thibault.

Originally a New York broker, Kutch moved to California where he apprenticed with some of the top wine makers in America, learning how to be a top producer of pinot noir and chardonnay, before establishing his Kutch Wines label.

Thibault describes the chardonnay as oaky and buttery as it is aged in wood barrels, with fruit forward.

"A lot of elegance. The mark of this maker," he said.

However, Thibault said the pinot noir is probably what Kutch does best.

"It's not overly light and the tannins are integrated with a great balance and a soft long finish — one of the pleasures of wine tasting — leaving a feeling of elegance and pleasure," he said.

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