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2006 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Freestone Hill Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2006 Freestone Hill Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Freestone Hill Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $58

Cases produced: 403

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 21, 2009

Wine Review: We recently put together a mini panel to try some Pinots. This wine stood out in our small sampling. This bright ruby colored wine opens with a light raspberry like bouquet with a hint of blue cheese. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and gentle with spicy raspberry flavors. We found this wine was very easy to drink. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a bit tingly and linger nicely. Our group found this wine to be food friendly and we would pair it with grilled salmon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The extremely cool 2006 growing season brought out the wildness & fresh berry character that are so much a part of the Freestone Hill personality. This is a wine that is packed with flavor and opulence while still retaining its liveliness and balance. In the nose, it pops with black cherry and wild strawberry. In the mouth, it’s like an infusion of juicy blackberry, fresh cherries, and sweet Asian spices. It is truly defined by its extraordinary balance of lively fruit, well resolved tannins and fresh acidity. This is a wine that shows beautifully now because of the fine tannins, but its wonderful balance clearly make it a wine built to age. This is also a wine for food – anything from aged hard cheeses, to quail and mushroom dishes, to a fine steak done on the grill.

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