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2006 Dutton Goldfield Zinfandel "Russian River Valley"

Dutton Goldfield 2006 Russian River Valley Zinfandel

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 195

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: November 24, 2008

Wine Review: This is a Zin that will appeal to Pinot drinkers. This bright ruby wine opens with a classic fragrant raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, lively, and juicy with spiced raspberry flavors. The finish is dry and its tingly tannins linger nicely. This wine would pair nicely with pork chops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: 2006 was a cool, extended harvest for our Russian River zinfandel vineyards. Both Alper and Feeney were picked during the last week of October, and show the lively fruit, bright acidity and supple tannins that go along with such seasons. At the same time, the inherent lushness of the variety robes the fruit. In the nose, the wine shines with candied cherries and raspberries, with supporting notes of toffee and chocolate. It follows in the mouth with rich cherry fruit and fine tannins that bring out the elegance and perception of sweetness that we love in this wine. With its moderate alcohol, the finish is all fresh berries and cream, just tempting you to another sip. This is a wonderful wine to pair with flavorful cheeses like cave-aged Gruyere and Vermont cheddar, or your favorite short rib recipe.

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