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2005 Dutton-Goldfield Syrah Dutton Ranch Cherry Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley
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About Dutton-Goldfield

Since 1998, Dan Goldfield and Steve Dutton have worked together, to produce some of the most outstanding wines in the Russian River Valley. Of the 7,000 cases produced each vintage, 95% of the wines are estate grown, from several premier properties owned by Dutton Ranch.

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2005 Dutton-Goldfield Syrah Dutton Ranch Cherry Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley

Producer: Dutton-Goldfield
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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WS was right! 95 Points
03/24/2009
by dogless1
Jammy Inky Plummy Yummy Me Drink More For My Tummy
06/26/2008
by WineNerd007
Very rich, mouthfilling Syrah. Lots of different flavors going on but pepper and blackberry dominate. Concentrated and full-bodied but still lively with fresh, balancing acidity.
Velvety smooth, not so Syrah'ish...in a good way
07/18/2008
by Byrne12810123
Beautiful, thick, deep, dark red color. Soft, smooth fruit on the nose. Starts silky with balanced acids in the mid-pallette, evolving into what we thought was a rich vanilla finish with soft, lush tannins that last for some time. We liked that! There's something else in the middle that we can't nail down but it's good. Not your father's Syrah...not so bold and jammy as most. We enjoyed it very much with a lamb chop dinner. We ordered another case.

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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