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2007 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Devil's Gulch Vineyard (750ml)
  Producer: Dutton-Goldfield duttongoldfield.com
Appellation: Marin County - California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$58.00
Alcohol %: 13.5
Tasting Notes:
rated: December 1, 2009 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
90 points
rated: December 4, 2009 , IWC
92 points
rated: March 17, 2010 , Dutton-Goldfield duttongoldfield.com
"Wines that are truly affecting are the ones most difficult to write about, and the 2007 Devil's Gulch is a prime example. Its combination of density, complexity, lively brightness, and at the same time brooding depth, defies normal product sheet verbiage. One's first look at this wine in the glass portends the story: While absurdly deep in color for Pinot it is also vibrant and almost crimson in hue. In the nose, the defining wild berry and touch of peat that declare Devil's Gulch jump out, but each sniff brings different nuances: from cardamom to wild cherry to violets. In the mouth, the freshness that comes from great acid balance and moderate alcohol carries the dense wild blackberry fruit and sweetly resolved tannins through the long supple finish. This is a wine that will complement foods from simple cheese plates to complex rabbit, mushroom and risotto dishes. No doubt this special offering has a long life ahead of it, if one has the willpower (or stash) to hold on to some. 325 cases produced."