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2016 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Freestone Hill Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2016 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Freestone Hill Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $72

Cases produced: 627

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: January 21, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red Pinot Noir from the Freestone Hill Vineyard is very good. It opens with a fragrant ripe red plum bouquet with a hint of Dr. Pepper and lavender. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, delicate and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild blueberry and red plum blend with a hint of tangerine. The finish is dry and its fine tannins and flavors drift away nicely. I would pair this light Pinot with a grilled red snapper. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Coastal sites like Freestone appreciate long growing seasons like 2016, which give the wine an extra dose of sweet juiciness to match the richness the small berries provide. The nose pops with bright cherry, dried cranberry, and pomegranate red fruits, underlain with pretty wisteria and nutmeg. With time in the glass, darker notes of black cherry, cardamom, and a beet-like savory note come up, providing an intriguing complexity to the aromas. The intricacy of flavors continues in the mouth, with rich cherry/berry fruit dancing with sandalwood/cinnamon spice, all swathed in firm but velvety tannins. The depth and breadth of the wine is outstanding, and the finish lengthy. Try it with a mushroom tart, duck confit, or potato and bacon au gratin.

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