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2013 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Dutton Ranch"

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dutton Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 5,267

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 27, 2015

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from the Russian River opens with a fragrant pomegranate and strawberry licorice bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum with notes of strawberry. I also detected hints of red beet and faint oak. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot is very nice and food friendly. I would pair it with marinated grilled salmon with mango-kiwi relish. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 2013 was another moderate, Pinot friendly growing season in the Russian River Valley. The wine shows black cherry fruit and nuances of strawberry, raspberry, nutmeg in the nose. In the mouth, the first impression is fresh berry fruit, then the soft, broad tannins carry notes of cranberry, nutmeg and coriander through a lingering finish. Thanks partially to the moderate alcohol and bright acidity, the finish lingers with fresh cherry fruit and creamy berry compote. This is a wine that rewards a bit of breathing in the glass, and will certainly do the same with a few years in the cellar. As always, this wine has a broad range of food pairings, whether alone with some well-chosen cheeses, richer fish preparations or a good old steak on the barbeque.

Organic status: not organic

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