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2017 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Redwood Ridge"

Dutton Goldfield 2017 Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Redwood Ridge"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $62

Cases produced: 523

KWG Score: 92 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 28, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir displays a lot of sediment in the tears on the glass. It opens with a black raspberry and boysenberry bouquet with hints of mild spice drop and marjoram. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and rich. The flavor profile is a stewed black plum with notes of graphite and oak. I also detected hints of craisin and a dash of black pepper towards the end. The finish is dry and its tingly mild tannins linger for a bit. Readers who like bigger red wines will migrate towards this Pinot. I would pair it with Cassoulet D'Artagnan. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The deep dark ruby color of the 2017 Redwood Ridge in the glass is the first indicator that this is going to be a very packed and rich wine. On the nose, wafts of wild, unrestrained blackberry and redwood duff greet you, confirming what the color promised. A little espresso bean and dried lavender/tarragon spice frame the fruit, giving a little exotic underpinning. The mouth is lush with rich waves of blackberry, with a touch of pomegranate adding a fresh counterpoint. Robust tannins and opulent dark cherry tinged with black tea mark the lengthy finish. You’ll want hearty fare to partner with this bold wine, like osso buco or leg of wild boar. This Pinot will age beautifully, so be sure to put some aside to try at intervals over the next fifteen years.

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