Product DescriptionWine & Spirits Review
Dan Goldfield has been making this multi-vineyard blend of fruit farmed by the Dutton family since he and Steve Dutton started the winery in 1999. Mostly from Green Valley, the Russian River Valley's cooler western pocket, the 2014 is wholesome, transparent and silky, with a violet-scented lift that's already delicious. Drink it this summer or next with grilled salmon steaks.
Wine Enthusiast Review
This wine is put together from multiple vineyard sources, including the well-known Morelli Lane and Widdoes, all farmed by the Duttons. Larger in production than many of the vineyard-designates, it offers baked bread and juicy overtones of cranberry-raspberry layered atop luxuriously toasted oak. It'll show well at the table.
Wine Tasting Notes
With its friendly ripening season, the vintage gave us a Dutton Ranch Pinot that showcases the deeper cherry fruit, thick tannins and opulence we get in fully ripe years. The core of the aromatics is red and black cherry fruit, but nuances of strawberry, raspberry, nutmeg and toffee are quite evident with time in the glass. In the mouth, the first impression is bright, luscious berry fruit, but it's the soft, broad tannins that carry the complex flavors across your palate and open up tones of cranberry, nutmeg and coriander. Thanks partially to the moderate alcohol and bright acidity, the finish lingers with fresh cherry fruit and creamy berry compote. This is a wine that rewards a bit of breathing in the glass, and will certainly do the same with a few years in the cellar. As always, this wine has a broad range of food pairings, whether alone with some well chosen cheeses, richer fish preparations or a good old steak on the bbq.