2006 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "McDougall Vineyard"
Winery: Dutton Goldfield
Wine Name/Vineyard: "McDougall Vineyard"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Sonoma Coast
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 400
KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: May 4, 2009
Wine Review: Dutton Goldfield’s Pinots have done well in our tastings this month. This Pinot finished in fourth place in our large blind tasting. This dark ruby colored wine opens with a spicy raspberry bouquet with a hint of truffles. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced with a blend of sweet raspberry and chalky black cherry flavors. Notes of vanilla were detected as well. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins are very nicely prolonged. I think this Pinot had the best finish of the evening. The panel thought this wine would pair well with stuffed game hens or with pasta smothered in a Bolognese sauce. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Our 2006 McDougall Pinot expresses the natural depth and minerality central to the personality of this vineyard, while its vintage origin shows in the liveliness and fineness derived from the 2006 season. In the nose, this wine leads with red plum and black cherry fruit, with overtones of chipped granite, geranium and a touch of smoke. In the mouth, exceptionally sweet creamy tannins support the candied cherry and cranberry fruit and carry the floral and mineral notes though the long, fresh finish. The total impression is one of great integration and completeness, the result of beautifully ripe grapes and sensitive winemaking. Enjoy this wine with seared ahi.
Organic status: not organic
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