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2013 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Freestone Hill Vineyard"

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Freestone Hill Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $72

Cases produced: 478

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: February 3, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Dutton Goldfield is Excellent. It opens with an attractive boysenberry and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and nicely balanced between its fruit and acidity. The flavor profile is a very tasty complex blend of blueberry with notes of black cherry and hints of black raspberry, strawberry, faint minerality and mild vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot is very food friendly. It will pair perfectly with roast pork with figs and pears and mashed potatoes with green onions and bacon. I can certainly tell you that it did not last long with our mini-tasting group. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 season brought another warm summer to our typically foggy and chilly coastal vineyard. This vintage is especially blackberry and brambly this year in both the nose and mouth. The nose leads with dark, rich berry notes, accented by dried sagebrush and sandalwood. The aromas give a sense of the plush texture to come. In the mouth, the sweet black raspberry fruit is interweaved with underbrush, cardamom and nutmeg. There’s an energy and lift to the long finish of exotic Asian spices, like walking along the coastal redwoods with the ocean mist in the air. The elegant beauty of the wine makes it great with classic grilled salmon, while the depth lets it stand up to herb-rubbed game birds. Be sure to add some to your cellar for exploring a decade from now.

Organic status: not organic

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