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2010 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "McDougall Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2010 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "McDougall Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $58

Cases produced: 239

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: December 18, 2012

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a fragrant black plum and red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is ripe black raspberry with notes of old oak and hints of blackberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its rich and ripe flavors are very prolonged. This is a very fruity Pinot and would pair well with tangy barbecue pulled pork. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: In the nose it shows its classic minerality and pomegranate fruit, but this vintage layers on rich black cherry notes, cardamom spice and an enticing sassafras edge. On the palate, juicy Bing cherry and cranberry fruit is enveloped in plush and supple tannins. There’s a perceived sweetness (though no sugar in the wine at all) that comes from this richness that’s offset by bright acidity and overtones of black licorice, Asian spice and a touch of root beer. Respect this wine’s desire to stretch out a bit (vinous yoga) by letting it breath in the glass, and hold some back for its great aging potential—certainly up to 10 or more years from vintage. This is a perfect pinot to pair with grass fed filet, game birds or salty cheeses.

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