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2009 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch Freestone Hill 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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2009 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch Freestone Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley

Producer: Dutton-Goldfield
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Good deep red.  Macerated sour cherries in alcohol on the nose.  Silky and highly concentrated but unevolved and not yet showing much nuance.  There's an almost syrupy, cherry confiture quality to the fruit; it's like a reduction of cherry today.  Made from tiny, thick-skinned berries, this seamless wine finishes with extremely fine tannins and sneaky persistence.  This pinot will merit a higher score if it develops more complexity with time in bottle.

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