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2009 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir McDougall Vineyard Sonoma Coast
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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 McDougall Vineyard Sonoma Coast

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

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

(13.5% alcohol):  Good full red.  Brooding aromas of raspberry and menthol are joined by a floral element as the wine opens in the glass.  Silky, classically dry and savory, with a lovely light touch and an impression of almost salty minerality.  More red and less black in fruit character than the Green Valley examples.  Really dusts the palate on the long aftertaste.  This opened beautifully with air, but I'd still wait at least a year or two to pull the cork.

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12/14/2011
by Jace
Possibly the best California Pinot I've had this year. Bright fruit and herb on the nose. Surprising minerality and beautiful red fruits on the palate but the real star was the finish. It went on for days. I would definitely recommend if you can find it.
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08/30/2011
by Dirv
met expectations
One of the best!
08/29/2011
by michl14074916
Amazing Fruit, smooth finish. My wife says it is the best wine she's ever had and she's had a lot. Fantastic Pinot! We absolutely loved it.

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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