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Devil's Gulch

FREESTONE HILL
(Pinot Noir)

The Freestone HIll Vineyard is farmed by the Dutton family. Located on a south-facing hillside overlooking the tiny town of Freestone, the vineyard lies just inside the southwest corner of the Russian River Valley AVA. The first Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Pinot Noir came from the 1999 vintage. The wine throws a complex set of aromas leading with blackberry, violet and a coriander-like aroma we refer to as "Freestone Spice." The vineyard is planted to Dijon clones and is the epitome of what we expect from a cold-climate Pinot Noir vineyard. In years when the harvest gives us fruit that stands out as truly unique and different, we will bottle this wine separately as a one of our single-vineyard designate wines; in other years, it will be blended into our Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir to add that exotic spice component to the wine.