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2008 Dutton Estate Pinot Noir "Karmen Isabella"

Dutton Estate 2008 Karmen Isabella Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Estate

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Karmen Isabella"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $39

Cases produced: 561

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: June 25, 2010

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy red colored Pinot opens with an attractive cinnamon and mild mint bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and very nicely balanced. The flavor profile is a very tasty strawberry with notes of spice and dried cranberry. There was some oak detected in the background as well. The finish is dry and its gentle tannins stick around for a little while. This wine was very food friendly and would pair well with grilled salmon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This bright garnet colored wine starts off with elegant and delicate floral aromas. A soft feminine wine and lengthy silky tannins are ever present in this highly revered Karmen Isabella Pinot Noir. Abundant flavors abound the pallet; bright cherry, citrus, kumquat and raspberry to name a few. Crisp and upbeat with a slight minerality structure, go along with just the right acidity to round out this complex wine. You will find the finish refreshing with tastes of red fruit, cranberry and pomegranate.

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