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2007 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch (750ml)
Producer: Dutton-Goldfield duttongoldfield.com
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$29.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: March 17, 2010 , Dutton-Goldfield duttongoldfield.com
"A blend of five of our favorite Dutton Ranch vineyards in Russian River Valley, this wine is a our vision for classic Russian River pinot. The 2007 vintage was about a good as it gets for growing Pinot. Ample early winter rains provided excellent subsoil moisture, while the dry, warm spring and early summer stimulated balanced vine growth, good set, and early conversion to ripening metabolism. The year turned cool in late summer and fall, preserving acidity and providing us with extended hang time for superb flavor and tannin development. The resulting wine is everything we want in the Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir: opulent and bright on the nose, focused and lush in the mouth, and fresh and lingering on the finish. The nose bursts with ripe black cherry, Asian spice and cinnamon. The mouth is striking for its combination of plush cherry and blackberry fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins, all carried through the persistent, spicy finish. A very versatile food match, try it with roasted fowl, salmon on the barbeque, chanterelle risotto, or your favorite fresh cheeses. "
rated: March 17, 2010 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
90 points