Tasting Notes: 2010 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Azaya Ranch, Marin County

Dutton-Goldfield continues to climb

as a personal local favorite – not just for Pinot Noir, their specialty, but other interesting small lot wines as well. Tonight we taste anoth

er small lot, well made Pinot from Dutton-Goldfield.

Despite its youthful age, its showing wonderfully already, although I think a few more bottles to lay down for a few years are in order.
I always wonder why we don't see more wine grown in Marin County (perhaps save the price of land) and this wine serves to ponder it again.

Tasting Notes: 2010 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Azaya Ranch, Marin County

  • To The Eye:A slightly darker buy viagra 50mg ruby red, although clearly still Pinot by its color.

  • On The Nose: Strawberries leap out of the glass, with undertones of spice and bramble.
  • In The Mouth: Bright cranberry, cherry notes with lively acidity dance on the tongue. If you are looking for a Pinot fruit bomb, move on.

(Or buy a bottle, drink it and evolve your palate.) There is plenty of fruit, but it's vibrant and fresh not big and jammy, with a lingering finish.

I enjoyed it more after being open for 15-30 minutes. Decanting not required, but allows it to show even better.

Recommendation: 91 points. Buy. Drink and enjoy now. Or buy 3-6 bottles and try them over time. The acidity will preserve the fresh vibrant fruit for years.
Unlike those hot jammy fruit bombs in your


$58 at the winery. Media Sample

Wine Geek Info:

  • ph: 3.60
  • TA: .62
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Cases Made: 190
  • Barrel Program: 11 Months in French oak, 50% new

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