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WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT US - 2000 Vintage

"Cream and velvet fruit on the nose. Ripe and rich, with a long, dry finish. A very pretty wine." [2000 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir-ranked favorite Napa/Sonoma Pinot]
~ Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, The Wall Street Journal

"This new Sonoma winery has hit the ground running.. .the 2000 Morelli Lane
Vineyard Zinfandel is vibrant, lively, lovely with zingy red cherry and raspberry fruit... the 2000 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot is a gloriously juicy and voluptuous meld of black cherry and clove spiciness...2000 Maurice Galante Pinot Noir is big, rich, ripe, muscular, black cherry flavors-5 stars."
~ Richard Paul Hinkle, Quarterly Review of Wines

"Goldfield is passionate about Pinot Noir, and his four latest are examples of some of the top wine making in Russian River...some of the most intensely flavored wines, and the 2000s are as good as anything they've made."
~ Dan Berger, Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences

"An astonishing Zin, easily among the best of the vintage. Hard to exaggerate the quality of the fruit and tannins. Dry and complex, this has the quality of a fine Napa Cabernet, with Zin's quintessentially wild personality...94 points." [2000 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel]
~ Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"A single-vineyard wine that capitalizes on east-facing slopes...The pedigree shows in the finesse...90 points" [2000 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay]
~ Wine Enthusiast

"With spicy oak, roasted grain, and sur lie character in the background, this allows the wine's pear, mineral and tropical fruit personality to shine through in both aroma and flavour. What sets it further apart from other big Chardonnays is its solid acidity and its rich, unctuous texture...Best White of the Month." [2000 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay]
~ Decanter

"...shows distinct cool-climate character in its white pepper, blackberry and smoky oak aromas. Rich and full-bodied, it's firmly tannic but smooth and velvety...92 points." [2000 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah]
~ Wine Enthusiast

"The depth and complexity here make this a wine to search out...93 points." [2000 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir]
"Delightfully deep and complex without being too heavy or oaky. Lots to like in this Pinot...92 points." [2000 Devil's Gulch vineyard Pinot Noir]
"Very complex and deep with great balance and structure...92 points." [2000 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir]
~ PinotReport

"...extreme pinot...bold tannins, and blue-purple brightness...91 points"
[2000 Maurice Galante Pinot Noir]

~ Wine & Spirits

"Famed local vineyard Dutton Ranch supplies grapes to over two dozen top wineries and also turns out its own remarkably nuanced Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay."
~ Food & Wine

"Goldfield hits the mark with his initial releases. The 2000 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is a model of balance and elegance, designed to complement food rather than impress judges in blind tastings."
~ T.J. Foderaro, Star-Ledger

"Like a walk in the Russian River Valley woods, this gives the scent of Gravensteins and bass notes of fragrant syrah. It's cool and gentle, the chalky tannins covered in fresh, clean raspberry flavors at the end...91 points." [2000 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah]
~ Wine & Spirits

"Medium bodied, soft tannins; long finish." [2000 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir - Recommended]
"Rich, sweet fruit, very elegant, balanced: excellent!" [2000 Maurice Galante Vineyard Pinot Noir - Recommended]
"Nicely layered flavors; long finish" [2000 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay - Recommended]
~ Sante Magazine

"Chardonnay from the partnership of grower Steve Dutton and winemaker Dan Goldfield are vivid expressions of fruit from the cold, foggy heart of the Russian River Valley."
~ Rod Smith, Los Angeles Times

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