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2012 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Dutton Ranch"

Dutton Goldfield 2012 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dutton Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 5,762

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 13, 2014

Wine Review: This Pinot Noir from Dutton Goldfield opens with a very inviting blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth and easy going. The flavor profile is a gentle black plum with hints of red currant, strawberry and faint oak. The finish is dry and it subtly fades away. This Pinot is a crowd pleaser and food friendly. It would pair well with cherry amaretto chicken. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: With its friendly ripening season, 2012 gave us a Dutton Ranch Pinot that showcases the deeper cherry fruit, thick tannins and opulence we get in fully ripe years. The core of the aromatics is red and black cherry fruit, but nuances of strawberry, raspberry, nutmeg and toffee are quite evident with time in the glass. In the mouth, the first impression is bright, luscious berry fruit, but it’s the soft, broad tannins that carry the complex flavors across your palate and open up tones of cranberry, nutmeg and coriander. Thanks partially to the moderate alcohol and bright acidity, the finish lingers with fresh cherry fruit and creamy berry compote. This is a wine that rewards a bit of breathing in the glass, and will certainly do the same with a few years in the cellar. As always, this wine has a broad range of food pairings, whether alone with some well chosen cheeses, richer fish preparations or a good old steak on the bbq.

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