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2009 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Fox Den Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2009 Fox Den Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fox Den Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Green Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $58

Cases produced: 356

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 30, 2011

Wine Review: This very dark violet Pinot opens with a prune and black raspberry bouquet with a hint of black cherry, rhubarb, and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy, and savory. The flavor profile is a red currant and plum blend with notes of gentle mild oak. We also detected a hint of light chocolate and raspberry towards the end. The finish is dry and its fine tannins are soft. This Pinot would pair well with sliced baguette with sliced plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, drawn butter, and balsamic vinegar. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: We're absolutely thrilled with the inaugural vintage of our new Green Valley superstar. It's classic Green Valley: vivid berries, super fresh, deep and nuanced. While this is not our coldest vineyard (Devil's and Freestone would take that honor), it has the highest natural acidity of our Pinots, which along with the perfectly resolved tannins of the 2009 vintage, supports a wine of exceptional freshness and structure. The wine leads with aromas of dense, juicy raspberry, with notes of sassafras and rhubarb. The longer it sits in the glass the more concentrated it becomes, while still holding its essential brightness. In the mouth, its flavors are mouth-coating, starting with sour cherry, raspberry and blueberry, and followed by cherry and sassafras on the long, sweet, persistent finish. The wine is striking for its wonderful combination of richness and freshness. Its concentration and depth lets it stand up to hearty meat dishes, while its intricacy has it just as at home with a piece of tuna or a snack of bread and fresh cheeses.

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