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2007 Dutton-Goldfield Zinfandel Morelli Lane Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Dutton-Goldfield duttongoldfield.com
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: n/a
Tasting Notes:
rated: March 17, 2010 , Dutton-Goldfield duttongoldfield.com
"This 19th century planting is located at the top of Stoetz Ridge, just north of the town of Occidental on the far western edge of the Russian River Valley appellation. The dry-farmed, head-trained 1.8-acre block is all that's left of a vineyard planted by the area's early Italian settlers over 100 years ago. From the first nose of vivid raspberry, black cherry, bramble and sweet caramel; to the dark blueberry, bright cherry and voluptuous tannins in the mouth, this is a wine that keeps you reaching for more. It's got that wonderful combination of freshness, power, and finesse that we so love in the wines from this old vineyard. The balance of moderate alcohol and fresh acidity carries the sweet fruit and intricate spice notes through the lingering finish. 281 cases produced"
rated: March 17, 2010 , Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine cgcw.com
90 points