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2013 Dutton Goldfield Riesling "Cheleno Valley Vineyard"

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cheleno Valley Vineyard"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Region: Marin County

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 380

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 17, 2015

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Riesling opens with pear and wet stone like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, balanced and very approachable. The flavor profile is a pleasant Anjou pear with notes of nicely integrated minerality. I also detected a hint of peach in the background. The finish is dry and fades away nicely. Chefs are going to love this Riesling as it is so food friendly. They can pair it with so many foods. I would pair it with Coquilles St. Jacques. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: What can we say, other than if you don’t drink it we will. Our love at Dutton-Goldfield is for wines which reflect the personality of their site and the people who get to craft them. The 2013 Riesling is clearly such an offering. Even in this dry, warm vintage the old vines ripened slowly, developing the crystalline grapefruit and peach fruit characters we so love, while retaining the wonderful searing acidity that defines its character. In the nose, the ebullient fruit, with a hint of caramel richness, just leaps out of the glass. Then in the mouth, the extraordinarily refreshing white peach, juicy tangerine and white grapefruit explode, while the fine structure and fresh acidity keep you coming back. Few bottles disappear more quickly once opened. This is a wonderful wine to quaff on its own, but a wonderfully versatile match for food. Asian dishes are a classic pairing, along with shell fish of any type, or a broad array of cheeses.

Organic status: not organic

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