2016 Mcdougall Vineyard Pinot Noir - Dutton Goldfield Winery

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Dark cherry, pine needle, ripe orange flesh. Spiced strawberry, black tea leaf, crunchy rhubarb. Redwood tree and brown mushroom, fragrant lilac and dried lavender. Cranberry cocktail and young boysenberry begin a deep and tightly-wound attack riddled with pretty forest tones and earthy spice. Unique Dr. Pepper-like minerality exposes itself with considerable air alongside crushed volcanic earth and evaporated salt water. Cardamom, clove, and new leather provide just a glimpse of a glossy sheen to offset subtle wrought iron and rust. High toned, expansive, and ethereal; booming with bright acidity and mild tannin with its medium plus bodied frame. This 2016 Mcdougall Vineyard Pinot Noir by Dutton Goldfield Winery is impressively complex and delicious Pinot from the Sonoma Coast's Fort Ross-Seaview appellation.

It's no secret that the extreme coastal reaches of California produce the state's very best Pinot Noir. This bottling, crafted by Dutton Goldfield Winery using Pinot Noir sourced from the McDougall Vineyard in Sonoma's Fort Ross-Seaview appellation, is exactly the kind of wine that defines the true Sonoma Coast. It is not shy to express bright, tart, concentrated fruit yet always remains extremely lean, focused, and delicate. This wine is heartily loaded with complex earthy nuance and maintains excellent Pinot typicity behind its restrained California flair. This is simply outstanding stuff from one of the USA's most interesting cool climate winegrowing zones and manages to express gorgeous terroir in every sip.