Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Pinot Noir 2012
The concentrated ruby color foretells the rest. The nose is black cherry, boysenberry, forest floor, clove and Asian spice, and evolves and broadens in the glass. In the mouth, its fruit tones of blackberry cobbler, strawberry and cranberry smoothie are wrapped in savory spice. It is the combination of ruby-like precision, alluring intricacy and hedonistic richness that make this a special offering.
Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they'd enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the mainstays of the Dutton-Goldfield production. Using fruit from carefully chosen vineyards, Dan Goldfield produces wine that reflects the natural tendencies of the area: crisp, well-structured wines that display the complexity, balance and intensity that the partners believe are key to world-class wines.