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WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT US

"California has thousands of winery tasting rooms, but the 75 here offer new and unforgettable experiences...those who reserve a seat for the new Wine and Cheese Flight can compare four great wines, like Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir, each paired with a local cheese."
~ Food & Wine Magazine "Best California Wineries to Visit"

"The wines aim to express the "the cool foggy heart" of their western Russian River home. Dutton-Goldfield produces excellent Pinot Noir from several different sites--both blends and single-vineyard bottlings that capture the distinctive characteristics of their terroirs. One standout comes from Freestone Hill, a cool-climate corner of the Russian River AVA that is emerging as a Pinot star. Set in a modern, green, barn-like structure, the casual yet classy tasting room offers multiple options. To learn the most about the wines, choose the seated tasting that takes place on the patio or inside by the fire depending on season. A knowledgeable host pours five limited production wines and describes the vineyards from which they come. The winery also features wine-and-cheese and picnic-and-Pinot flights."
~ USA Today "Sonoma Wine Trails: Pursuit of Pinot in the Russian River Valley"

Top 100 Winery of the Year for 2014 - Wine & Spirits Magazine

~ Wine Enthusiast

"It's risky to name the best producers...however, here are some of the best cool-climate Pinots: DeLoach, Dutton-Goldfield, Joseph Swan, Lynmar, Marimar Estate and Merry Edwards. Rochioli's and Williams Selyem's finest vineyards are located in the slightly warmer north...the best wines are produced in small quantities and are expensive. Compared to top Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, however, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir remains a bargain."


2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Dense and concentrated, this wine is ultra smooth in texture, offering an abundance of red and black cherry, dark plum and baking spice aromas. One of the few Pinots grown in Marin County, it has great depth and a memorable flavor profile that lingers long into the finish...94 points & Editors' Choice."

2014 ANGEL CAMP VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"This beautiful wine further confirms the high level of quality in the Pinot Noirs from Dan Goldfield and Steve Dutton. It has a profusion of ripe black cherry and currant flavors, backed by firm acidity and fine-grained tannins, giving it grip. Its balance of concentrated fruit flavors and solid structure indicates a long life ahead...95 points & Cellar Selection."

2014 FOX DEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...a beauty of a wine that's high in natural acidity and delicately layered with soft, velvety waves of texture. Raspberry, cherry and allspice flavors commingle, while a tease of blueberry comes into focus...94 points & Editors' Choice."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Baked blueberry pie laced with clove is the first impression, supported by bright acidity. Exotic in profile, it imparts cedar and tea notes, its tannins fine yet tenacious...93 points."

2014 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"This resplendent white offers a wealth of wet stone minerality and crisp, lemony acidity, with just a subtle hint of oak. From old vines, it boasts tangerine and anise flavors on the palate, with tropical notes of guava and mango and a jolt of nuttiness...93 points."

2014 RUED VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"...this white is tremendously floral, showing off the Gewürztraminer-like flamboyance of the musqué clone. It's equally exotic on the palate, its dense, gravelly texture offset by vibrant acidity, needing a swirl or two in the glass to resolve....92 points."

2014 AZAYA RANCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Generous and fruity in flavor and rich in texture, this is a wonderfully warm wine that's comforting to sip. It has mild tannins, a texture that seems to melt on the palate, and easy-drinking appeal...92 points."

2013 MORELLI LANE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL
"This is such a refreshing take on the variety, still robust and rich in body, yet possessed of firm acidity and a crispness of cherry kirsch and pomegranate. It practically shouts violets and roses on the nose, following through on the palate with a delicacy of power that's entirely surprising. The finish is a mix of allspice and white pepper...92 points."

2013 CHERRY RIDGE VINEYARD SYRAH
"Deliciously varietal in its huge offering of white pepper and robust black and blue fruit, this well-crafted wine boasts a lithe texture that invites sip after sip. It remains light footed throughout the palate, yet with enough complexity and balancing weight before the refined finish gives a final hit of juiciness...95 points & Editors' Choice.."

2015 GREEN VALLEY VINEYARD GEWURZTRAMINER

"Juicy acidity buoys layers of wet stone, crisp apple and white peach in this lovely aromatic white. Textured, subtle and complext, it's fresh in the glass, accented in floral rose petals, grapefruit and lemon peel, dry and fermented entirely in stainless steel...94 points."

2015 CHILENO VALLEY VINEYARD RIESLING

"This delicious wine smells very fresh, like putting your nose into a fruit salad. It taste more dry, like lemons and crisp apples. Medium bodied, it offers good acidity and appetizing balance...91 points."

2014 DUTTON RANCH PINOT NOIR
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...91 points."

2014 DUTTON RANCH CHARDONNAY

"Crafted from six vineyards within the Dutton family's holdings, this is a pretty wine, smooth and supple with a balance of acidity and light body. Citrus and apple vie for attention with a slight tropical note and expansiveness of ginger cookie and toffee...93 points."

2015 SHOP BLOCK PINOT BLANC
"Light and fresh, this is a consistently delicious aromatic white from the appellatin, a chiseled study in white peach, pear and lilting acidity. Floral in zesty grapefruit, it adds a streak of ginger spice to the finish, with just the right amount of rich body to add weight...92 points."

2013 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"This tightly wound wine opens in the glass, with intense, bright acidity that wraps around herbal, minty undertones. Blackberry, raspberry and clove give it plenty of varietal classicism, but it's the strong earthy loam and forest floor that provide intrigue and elegance...93 points."

~ Restaurant Wine

2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - 5 STARS
"...reminiscent of a fine Cote de Juits. It is full bodied, supple, complex and refined in flavor (cherry, raspberry, tobacco, plum, kola nut, clove, oak), it is well balanced and very long on the finish. One of the best-ever versions of this wine."

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - 5 STARS
"...also outstanding: supple, richly flavored, full bodied and vibrant and long on the palate, with long persistence. It tastes of cherry, red currant, plum, rosehips, nutmeg, and oak. Can be aged."

2014 FOX DEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - 5 STARS
"...very supple in texture and full bodied; a rich, elegant wine that is very ripe in character (blueberry, blackberry, plum), lighly oaked (toast, spicy oak, tobacco), and very long and persistent on the finish."

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - 5 STARS
"...splendid: frangrant and refined in aroma, and on the palate supple, full bodied, beautifully balanced, and very long and persistent on the finish, tasting of cherry, kola nut, raspberry, blueberry jam, rosehips, white pepper, vanilla, and spicy oak.."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - 5 STARS
"...a stunning wine: velvety in texture, rich and complex in flavor, and extremely well balanced, with a persistent, harmonious finish. In aroma/flavor it tastes of black cherry, blueberry jam, pomegranate, vanilla, rose petal, white pepper, caramel, and toast."

2014 DUTTON RANCH PINOT NOIR - 4+ STARS
"...a wonderful wine in its own right. It is intensely flavored (cherry, blackberry, strawberry, red currant, plum, rosehips, white pepper, nutmeg, toast), very finely balanced, and zesty and persistent on teh finish. Very fine quality."

2014 RUED VINEYARD CHARDONNAY - 5 STARS
"Very distinctive in character (lime, peach, candied lemon, pineapple, orange blossom), this is a crisp, full bodied Chardonnay that is very long on the palate, and crisp and vibrant on the finish. Exceptional quality. Warrants aging."

2014 DUTTON RANCH CHARDONNAY - 5 STARS
"Supple and elegant in style, this is a full bodied, balanced Chardonnay with intense fruitiness (apple, pineapple, lime, peach, honey), moderate oak complexity (vanilla, toast), and overtones of caramel and butterscotch. Very long, harmonious finish. Exceptional value."

2015 GREEN VALLEY VINEYARD GEWURZTRAMINER - 5 STARS
"...exceptional: extremely distinct (pear, litchi nut, rose petal, pineapple, guava, peach), full bodied, dry, and well balanced, with rich flavors and a long finish."

2015 CHILENO VALLEY VINEYARD RIESLING - 4+ STARS
"...round, full bodied, crisp, and very fruity and floral in character (apple, peach, honeysuckle, lime, apricot), with very good balance, and a long finish."

2015 SHOP BLOCK PINOT BLANC - 5 STARS
"...a beautifully balanced, understated style of Pinot Blanc that is crisp and long on the palate, with layers of flavor (pear, peach, rose petal, lime, pineapple, white pepper), and a very persistent finish."

2013 MORELLI LANE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL - 5 STARS

"Stunning Zin: supple in texture, full bodied, and ripe, it has vibrant acidity, excellent depth of flavor (blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, rosehips, vanilla, cedar, spicy oak) and a very long, persistent finish. Exceptional."

~ Wine & Spirits


2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
...leads with heady, spicy aromas of rose petal and citrus rind, that high-toned character bringing lift to a texture that's supple and juicy without feeling heavy, tinged with a rich blueberry flavor...91 points."

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOR
"This is classical Green Valley pinot noir, just barely hinting at the lusciousness of wines grown further inland in the Russian River Valley, its ripeness gentle and genteel. It ends of a fresh note, a simple and plummy verve that's very satisfying...90 ponts."

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...a smooth and fresh red, with nooks of lifted floral notes hidden in its deep purple robe of fruit--sleek, ripe an delicious...90 points."

2014 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"...bright, juicy lemon and tangerine flavors tghat last past a creamy, nutty impression of lees and new oak. Rich, satiny and clean...90 points."

2012 MORELLI LANE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL
"From a warm, sunny knoll above the cool Green Valley, this dry-farmed, 19th-century planting gave a silky, polished zin in 2012, with a gentle mulberry tone to its fruit, warming and plump at the outset, then turning toward delicate with mouthwatering acidity...92 points."

2014 DUTTON RANCH PINOT NOIR
"...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...92 points."

2013 CHERRY RIDGE VINEYARD SYRAH

"Grown on an east-facing hllside in Green Valley, this is a syrah with a sunny disposition, its bright lavender hue mirroring its clean line of flavor. It's lithe and cool, as if morning light ripened the fruit to a blackberry sheen while shadowy late afternoons drew in savory green peppercorn and Douglas fir aromas...92 points."

 

~ Wine Spectator

2015 DUTTON RANCH PINOT NOIR
"Well-centered on a mix of cherry, plum and raspberry flavors, elegant and refined, with sufficient tannins to hold attention. Ends with a clean, mouthwatering aftertaste that echoes the fruit and spice notes...92 points."

~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2014 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"...expressive notes of ripe apricots, warm apples, pineapple and allspice with touches of crème caramel and baking bread. Medium-bodied, the palate offers great intensity, with a satiny texture and lively backbone, finishing with some mineral nuances coming through...90 points."

2014 RUED VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"...opens with subtle lemon curd and grapefruit notes with hints of honeysuckle, buttered toast and cashews. Medium-bodied, the palate offers great freshness with lively citrus notes carried by racy acidity, finishing with lingering yeasty notes....90 points."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...an earthy nose of underbrush and black loam over notes of red cherries, red currants and red plums. Soft and approachable on the medium-bodied palate, the finish provides good length and pleasant mineral characters.....89 points."

2013 DEVIATE PINOT NOIR
"...a rich, broad, black raspberry and black cherry nose, with forest floor and underlying loamy soil notes. It is medium to full-bodied, shows good, sweet tannin, a broad savory mouthfeel and a long, long finish. This seems to have a little more at all levels – aromatics, texture, flavor and finish....91 points."

~ Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine

2014 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY

"This winery deserves far more credit than it ever got for its balanced wines back in the days when some journalists were falling all over themselves in singing the praises of higher acidities and lower alcohols in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Maybe they just weren't part of the "pretty boy" crowd, or maybe we are just cynical about that movement since wineries like this one, Marimar and others had long made wines that were of that newly glorified style. Be that as it may, here is yet another lovely, balanced, deep, promising wine from the capable hands of Dutton-Goldfield. Its bright Gala apple fruitiness and its supportive creme brulee richness start it off right, and, although tightly knit in structure, it stays in focus from front to back. It is nicely balanced and layered with both rich and lively facets as it opens, and like many Dutton-Goldfield wines, it is very certain to improve with bottle age...93 points."

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...surprising depth for a structured and acid-lifted wine. Indeed, this wine is all about the contrasts between flavors waiting to come out and the lightly gruff, rough covering texture that is holding it back...93 points."

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Bright and exceptionally well-focused red cherry fruit in the nose manages to find its share of ripeness while keeping itself high in energy at every stop. The addition of creamy, slightly toasty oak adds a spot of richness, and the combination is a wonderfully balanced, lively Pinot with hints of complexing black cherry and dark soils notes at the margins...we expect this one to open further and to gain in its velvety texture for up to five years...91 points."

2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"A very pleasant, precise Pinot Noir, this one will not be known for bombast but for the distinctively varietal joys of its insistent, bright red cherry fruit, its dried flower complexity and its firm but keenly balanced structure--in short, it is Dutton-Goldfield through and through. Fans of the restrained style will find lots to like, and the length of the lively finish enhances its choice as yet another for the cellar...91 points."

2015 DUTTON RANCH CHARDONNAY
"...lovely balance and crafting along with exceptional varietal focus. There is nothing at all flashy about this wine, but it is wonderfully well-filled and exhibits great fruity length, and, even if it is so well-made that it can be enjoyed without caveat in the coming year, it offers up tantalizing glimpses of complexities to come and will age famously by virtue of its composition and quiet strength...91 points."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Splitting the difference between ripe to the point of emphasizing concentration and the pert DG approach, this wine contains the best of both worlds with its bow to raspberry preserves in the midst of lively red cherry fruit. It is more supple on the palate than most of its mates, but it does not ever tip to weightiness and thus keeps its svelte figure nicely in good trim. Its solid structure will allow it to age well...90 points."

2014 ANGEL CAMP VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"In the mid-ripe, slightly pert camp, this wine reflects the winery's tight style in both its current limits and in the underlying cherry-like fruit and creamy oak that promise to take more prominent roles over time. Its firm, bright, crisp style makes it one to use now with lighter, but rich meals such as sauteed chicken breasts with sliced almonds, but it can also be put away for a bit to allow it to grow and open up...90 points."

2014 RUED VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"While not as structured as its mate above, this bottling is also a tad less rich overall and shows its firm side with equal or greater vigor. That said, it is a very clear and successful version of the minerally, lower alcohol approach to Chardonnay, and it is a wine that we would happily partner with all manner of tangy shellfish dishes from mussels in a briny broth to a platter of fresh-shucked bivalves served with a classic mignonette...90 points."

2013 CHERRY RIDGE VINEYARD SYRAH
"Here is the classic "wait on it" wine. Its tight yet precise Syrah aromas of blackberry, roast beef and spice are solidly on point, and while there is not the oft-seen ripe and succulent fruitiness on offer at this point, there is nonetheless a fair measure of convincing fruit looking set to emerge...91 points."

2014 DUTTON RANCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...slightly restrained style but not one that tips to acidy stiffness...fairly sleek, firmly built Pinot that keeps precise cherry-like fruit in its sights at all times. It is balanced to pertness and tightens upa bit in the latter going but promises to unfold with age and is certain to benefit by a couple of years before pouring...89 points."

2014 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
"...well-structured wines of great varietal precision. In this instance, youthful, nicely extracted fruit assumes center stage early and never drifts to the wings, and, while tight and quite firmly balanced, the wine never errs to wiry tartness. It can be enjoyed now as a cleansing foil to the likes of steamed mussels or richer oyster recipes, but it is a couple of years away from showing all that it is...90 points."

2013 MORELLI LANE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL
"Much in keeping with Dutton-Goldfield's temperate winemaking style and a Zinfandel that is directed by defined, berry-like fruit far more than it is by emphatic ripeness, this well-crafted effort is likely to be seen as a little tame in some quarters, but it more than makes up in manners for what it may lack in swagger and will accordingly make useful drinking with a wide range of foods...89 points."


~ Vinography

2015 Green Valley Vineyard Gewurztraminer
"Pale greenish gold in the glass, this wine smells of lychee and pears and flowers. In the mouth, strong flavors of lychee and rose petals mix with bright citrusy notes and the crisp wet chalkboard minerality that makes this wine so appealing and gulpable. Tasty, dry, and mouthwatering. Score: around 9."

2015 Shop Block Pinot Blanc
"Light yellow gold in the glass, this wine smells of honey and yellow melon and ripe golden apples. In the mouth, silky flavors of honey, lemon and poached pear have an alluring brightness, thanks to good acidity and that aromatic sweetness suffusing the finish. Score: around 9."

2014 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Medium garnet in the glass, this wine smells of cranberry and pomegranate. In the mouth, cranberry and pomegranate flavors mix with earthy notes and light, tacky tannins. Excellent acidity keeps the fruit bright and lingering through a moderate finish. Score: around 8.5."

2014 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Medium garnet in color, this wine smells of raspberries and earth and bramble. In the mouth, bright raspberry and sour cherry flavors have a thrilling juiciness thanks to excellent acidity. A faint leathery tannic texture lingers in the mouth along with citrus notes. Excellent. Score: around 9."

2014 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Medium garnet in the glass, this wine smells of bright cranberry fruit. In the mouth, cranberry and raspberry flavors have a crystalline purity to them and an incredibly juicy citrusy snap thanks to fabulous acidity. Faint tannins brush the edges of the mouth and tongue. Still quite young and primary, this wine will age beautifully. Score: around 9."

2014 FOX DEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...bright flavors of cranberry and cherry mix with a nice muddy earthy background with a hint of blueberry on the finish. Faint, fine grained tannins and excellent acidity. Score: around 9."

2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...wet pavement and raspberry aromas. In the mouth, juicy raspberry and cranberry flavors have a nice snap to them thanks to excellent acidity. Faint tannins drape a feathery blanket around the core of fruit. Score: between 9 and 9.5."

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"..smells of cranberry and pomegranate. In the mouth, juicy cherry and raspberry fruit flavors are pure and crystalline, while faint but muscular tannins coat the edges. Juicy acidity and greath length. Score: between 9 and 9.5."

2015 CHILENO VALLEY VINEYARD RIESLING
"...smells of mandarin oranges and pear. In the mouth, pear and mandarin orange zest is welded to a wet chalkboard minerality that leave a faintly chalky sensation in the mouth along with lingering flavors of citrus peel. Score: around 8.5."

~ Wine Review Online

2013 CHERRY RIDGE VINEYARD SYRAH
"...textbook example of how to handle this important French grape variety and kickstart its popularity...a smoky, meaty syrah that could stand up to Guigal or Chapoutier in anyone's blind tasting. It shows dark notes of blackbery and black currant, with an overlay of smoke and spice, and just a hint of the roasted game aroma that makes the wines of the northern Rhone so attractive...96 points." ~ Robert Whitley

2014 Shop Block Pinot Blanc
"...that rare flash of brilliance for this grape on our shores. It exhibits Alsatian richness on the palate, with mouth-coating generosity at the same time that it delivers mouth-watering acidity. Floral and spicy, it also shows aromas of red citrus fruits such as tangerine and nectarine, mingled with hints of lemon oil and grapefruit. Remarkably complex and rewarding, surely this is one of the finest, if not the finest, Pinot Blancs in America...96 points." ~ Robert Whitley

2014 DUTTON RANCH CHARDONNAY
"...is what every chardonnay producer in the New World should aspire to. It is rich and layered without being sweet or heavy; it shows mouthwatering juicy acidity and has aromas of lemon creme and ripe pear with hints of baking spice. From beginning to end, this is a stunning and delicious expression of a California cool-climate chardonnay at its finest...94 points."

2014 DUTTON RANCH PINOT NOIR
"Fresh and floral on the palate, this vintage of Dutton Ranch offers juicy red fruits, hints of spice and exquisite balance in a somewhat delicate package. The finish shows a bit of grip that will smooth out as the wine ages another year or so...91 points."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...suave, silky texture with refined tannins and excellent balance between, fruit, acidity and alsohol that delivers a creamy texture without losing the tension between fruit and acid that is critical to fine wine. Notes of cherry and raspberry dominate, with a subtle note of wood spice in the background...95 points."

2014 FOX DEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

"...a monumental wine among monumental wines. Just one of Dutton-Goldfield's many vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs, the Fox Den stands out for its purity of flavor and rich entry on the palate. This one's pure blueberry with a touch of wood spice and supple, rounded tannins that make for easy drinking now, although it would be prudent to allow this beauty to rest for a few yeas in the cellar as it gradually works it way to peak maturity...96 points."

2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOR NOIR
"...showing notes of cherry and plum, with back notes of wood spice and black tea, this is a ready to drink now Pinot from one of California's most reliable producers...94 points."

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Dan Goldfield once again shows his mastery of the art of letting a particular site express itself with minimal intervention...bright cherry and raspberry fruit, bright Asian spice and a touch of dried herb character that finish all together and linger long. Another Dutton-Goldfield beauty!...95 points."

2014 DEVIATE PINOT NOIR
"...a dark, dense Pinot...it's big and bold, with dusty tannins, layers of black and blue fruits, a leafy nuance, beautiful structure and balance, and a remarkably long finish...96 points."

2016 GREEN VALLEY VINEYARD GEWURZTRAMINER

"This is no doubt one of the finest dry Gewurztraminer made on North America. Goldfield nails it every time. This vintage shows complex notes of jasmine, pear, grapefruit, honeycomb and citrus. It is impeccably balanced and delivers a long, spicy finish. Another brilliant dry Gewurztraminer from the master...95 points."


~ PinotFile

2014 DEVIATE PINOT NOIR
"Aromas of damp earth, pine and mashed blackberries soar from the glass. Rich and luxurious, with a charge of well-spiced boysenberry and blackberry fruits that saturate the palate and adroitly fade slowly through an enduring finish. Quite sappy, yet possessing a nimble demeanor. Firm, but supportive tannins supply a backbone for aging in this marvelous wine...95 and a Top 2016 CA All-American Pinot Noir."

2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"The aromas of blackberry essence, spice cabinet, earth and mulch draw you into the glass. Impressive fruit purity is on display in this middleweight offering with flavors of blackberry, black raspberry and boysenberry underlain with oakdriven notes of smoke and tobacco. Juicy acidity, soft tannins and a sustained finish make for a very pleasurable drinking experience...92."

2014 AZAYA RANCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Attention-grabbing attack, expansion and finish, with a mid weight essence of boysenberry and black raspberry fruits kissed by a variety of spices. The most tannin in the 2014 lineup, this wine exhibits a slight astringency on the finish at present. Still, this wine is fresh and giving, and ready to go now. ...92."

2014 ANGEL CAMP VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"The perfume of blackberry jam, black tea, roseate scent, and herb seasoning is quite satisfying. Mid weight flavors of blackberry, baking spices and coffee are nicely balanced with the t n' a. Satiny in the mouth, with an array of dark fruits fanning out on the finish...90."

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"...scents of dusty rose and nutty oak. More expressive on the palate, with a generous attack of black cherry and dark berry fruits. Suave and balanced, with modest tannins and fruit-driven finish that elevates the experience and offers welcome length...93-94."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"The nose reminds me of blackberry jam on a warm croissant. Comforting in the mouth, with a mid weight core of glorious black cherry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit framed by slinky tannins. Very charming, with a juicy freshness that is uplifting.....93."

2014 FOX DEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"The nose offers a plethora of savory scents including earthy flora and herb seasonings as well as raspberry and mocha notes. Very fresh and lively in a mid weight style featuring flavors of strawberry and red and black raspberry. Highly engaging and generous, slightly creamy in texture, modest in tannins, and finishing with a crispness that appeals. This wine has all the features that we have come to relish in Pinot Noir: perfume, texture, elegance and freshness...94 and a Top 2016 CA All-American Pinot Noir."

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"Dark berry fruited on the nose with a mid weight plus nucleus of lush dark stone and berry fruits lifted by good acidity and framed by discrete tannins. Satiny in the mouth, with enviable balance, good richness without being jammy, and noticeable intensity on the finish....92 points."

2014 Redwood Ridge PInot Noir

"...black cherry, dark red berries and baking spices. An impeccably balanced wine with delightful flavors of black raspberry and blueberry-pomegranate underlain with a riff of nutty oak and savory spice. Rather elegant, but with firm tannins providing suppport. The finish is remarkable for its intensity and persistence...91 points."

~ Planet Grape

2014 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay 
"Appealing mix of decadent creamsicle, pecan and walnut with tart lemon and spicy ginger...91."

2014 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir
Silky, vibrant and fresh with notes of raspberry liqueur, sarsaparilla, red licorice, pipe tobacco and dried leaves..92."
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2014 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir 
Rich and plush then lean, dry and tart with notes of cherry cobbler, blueberry, chamomile and roobois tea, milk chocolate, cedar and vanilla...92."

2014 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 
Bright, juicy, supple and lively with notes of sweet ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry, root beer, vanilla, bay leaf, oregano and mushroom...93."

2014 Deviate Pinot Noir 
Vibrant, full and perfumed with a silky middle and chewy finish and notes of cherry, blueberry, currant and red rose...92."

2014 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 

Pretty, tart, silky and inviting with notes of raspberry, currant, white and dark chocolate and toasted marshmallow...91."

2014 Fox Den Green Vineyard Pinot Noir 
Tart, zippy and lightly chewy with notes of sour cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, dried oregano and tobacco...92."

2014 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir 
Full, silky, opulent and layered with notes of raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, sage, spearmint, white rose and cigar box...92."

2014 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
Bright, fresh, alluring and tart with notes of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, cedar and red rose...92."

2014 REDWOOD RIDGE PINOT NOIR

"Full, round, silky and fresh with notes of cranberry, raspberry, cherry, red rose, sandalwood, sage and root beer...92 points."

2014 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 
Full and silky with notes of lemon and lime zest, peach, apricot, banana nut bread and pine cone...91."

2014 MORELLI LANE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL
"Rich, silky, soft, layered and jammy with boysenberry, blackberry, blueberry, chocolate frosting, root beer, mocha and both savory and meaty notes...93 points."

2015 DUTTON RANCH PINOT NOIR
'Delicate in weight yet richly fruity with notes of raspberry, strawberry and cherry along with notes of dried herbs, potpourri and clove...92."

2015 DUTTON RANCH CHARDONNAY
"Round, silky, smooth and tingly with notes of peach cobbler, caramel apple and vanilla ice cream...91."

2016 CHILENO VALLEY VINEYARD RIESLING
"Fresh, crisp, silky and dry with notes of pear, guava, jasmine, rosemary and sandalwood...90."

2016 SHOP BLOCK PINOT BLANC
"Crisp, clean and silky with notes of yellow apple, hazalnut, almond croissant and pound cake...90."

~ International Wine Review


2014 DUTTON RANCH CHARDONNAY
"Flint-like nose with green mango, honeysuckle and shortbread notes. Focused and straight in the mouth with firmly acidic backbone and rich flavors of stone fruit and smoky oak, finishing with gusto and length...92 points."

2014 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY
"Showing flint, lemon curd and honeycomb scents, the barrel fermented Walker Hill Chardonnay is richly flavored of toasted hazelnut, cured lemon and stone fruit with excellent acidity and outstanding length. It has an attractive focus and crispness on the palate, a beautiful wine for roast chicken...92 points."

2014 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
"This is an easy drinking, pretty wine that shows plenty of fresh, upfront cranberry and red berry fruit and a dash of exotic spice. Nicely balanced with refined tannins. Drink with simply prepared chicken and pork dishes...90 points."

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

"An aromatically effusive and richly flavored wine that reveals layers of showy dark red fruit and savory, earthy aromas and flavors. It's well-balanced with good acidity, firm but not aggressive tannins, and a lingering finish. Lovely...92 points."

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

"The Freestone Hill Pinot Noir delivers a level of concentration and depth a notch above the other Dutton Goldfield Pinots. It has a multifaceted, fresh bouquet, firm structure, and a full rich palate that reveals both ebullient ripe fruit and savory-brambly notes, and a prolonged, unctuous finish. An outstanding wine ...93 points."

2014 ANGEL CAMP VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

"...offers a perfumed, floral nose and red plum and dark berry fruit on a lovely, full flavored palate. There's a hint of underbrush that emerges more fully on the finish ...91 points."

2014 MCDOUGALL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

"...fresh, bright and vivacious. Showing red berries and pomegranate fruit with a touch of earthiness, it reveals good acidity and breadth on a medium weight, mineral-laden palate. An outstanding example of Pinot Noir from the true Sonoma coast...91 points."

~Sunset International Wine Competition

2013 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY - Gold

2015 GREEN VALLEY VINEYARD GEWURZTRAMINER - Silver

2014 EMERALD RIDGE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - Silver

2014 FOX DEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - Silver


2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
- Silver

2013 DEVIL'S GULCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
- Silver

~TEXSOM International Wine Awards

2014 FREESTONE HILL VINEYARD PINOT NOIR - Gold

2014 WALKER HILL VINEYARD CHARDONNAY - Silver


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