2009 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch, Fox Den Vineyard
Green Valley of Russian River AVA, Sonoma
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $58.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Superlative Pinot that I rank only a tad behind the brilliant 2009 Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Vineyard. Very intense and youthful, with complex and ever-evolving bright fuit notes highlighted by dark cherry, red raspberry, anise, charcoal, pine resin, and dried flowers. Beautifully balanced in all its components. It's a tad criminal to drink this wine so young, but it is altogether scrumptious even at age three and is sure to evolve into an even more brilliant wine over time. - HK 2012-08-18


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