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2012 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Emerald Ridge Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2012 Emerald Ridge Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Emerald Ridge 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: 498

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: July 17, 2014

Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a blackberry and black currant bouquet with a hint of old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, fruit forward and very approachable. The flavor profile is a juicy plum and black raspberry blend with notes of old oak. I also detected hints of black currant, cola, and a touch of anise. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors fade away nicely. This Pinot is a very nice drinking Pinot. Its fruit flavors carry it. You can enjoy it with sharp cheddar cheese and crackers as well. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 2012 gave us beautifully ripened Green Valley fruit. The wine leads with aromas of blackberry and blueberry, underlain with bass notes of strawberry rhubarb, and topped with highlights of violets and lavender. The sweet berry fruit at the core in the mouth is carried by silky and fine-grained tannins to the floral, candied finish. The depth and breadth of the wine is great, and would be an excellent match for meat with an herb rub or tuna steaks.

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