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2018 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir "Docker Hill Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2018 Docker Hill Pinot Noir

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Docker Hill Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $68

Cases produced: 408

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: June 26, 2021

Wine Review: This medium ruby colored Pinot Noir from Mendocino opens with a blueberry and strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light plus bodied, nicely balanced and silky. The flavor profile is mild cola and milk chocolate blend with notes of red plum and boysenberry that come out with some aeration. We also detected hints of mint and clove mixed in. The finish is dry and its refined tannins and fruit flavors show nice length. The Panel would pair this Pinot with cassoulet. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Docker Hill kept its record of being our last pinot vineyard harvested, coming in over five days toward the last part of October, a full 6 weeks after our first Pinot harvest. Deep blackberry and boysenberry lead the nose, luring you in with a sumptuous promise. Spicy sandalwood provides an enticing backdrop to the sweet fruit. Loads of mountain berry follow through in the mouth, with red plum and black cherry chiming in—think decadent Jolly Rancher—along with a little black tea. The wine is broad and solid in the middle, and the texture is soft and plush, before finishing long on a wild blackberry note. Go big and bold with your food pairings, like roasted duck or grilled lamb.

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