Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998 after longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized their shared vision: to craft drinkable wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards.
This Pinot Noir is sourced from prestigious vineyards in the farthest reaches of the Sonoma Coast where the vines are influenced by the blustery winds and roughhewn terrain found along the Pacific Ocean. Redwood Ridge is perched on a hillside near Annapolis, and McDougall is located just south in the Fort Ross Seaview appellation—both are at elevations high enough to keep them above the fog line along the coast. Freestone sits in the chilly coastline near Bodega Bay, encompassed by fog most of the year. This microclimate brings an impactful spice component to the wine.
The finished result exemplifies the vision of these two wine icons, and is a blend unlike any other created in this winery. In addition to intensity and complex layers, you will also find a particularly bold character that reflects the big personalities of the people who plant vines in these extreme conditions. The wine promises long aging as well as impressive current drinking.
A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.