Our first 2018 release - at 96 points! Plus holiday gifting with DG

November 6, 2020 15:21



Our 2018 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir
Receives 96 Points!

While we never make our wines with scores in mind, it was definitely cool to receive an email from Wine Enthusiast that they would be rating our 2018 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir 96 points & Editors' Choice in the Best of Year issue coming out next month. As a fan of DG, you likely aren't surprised, and already know why this sultry and elegant beauty from Anderson Valley has built such a large fan base since we started making it in 2010. 

Brian Zalaznik, a long-time DG customer and friend, planted the vineyard in memory of his late brother and his family who died tragically. We've been honored to craft wine from this beautiful site up on a knoll in the "deep end" of Anderson Valley. We hadn't ventured so far north with our vineyard selections prior to this and loved how the spicy wine provided a counterpoint to our fruit-driven Sonoma County Pinots. The 2018 vintage leads with dusky blackberry and plum aromas complemented with savory beet and earthy notes. Christmas spices provide a lacy framework. The aromas carry through in the mouth, with sweet black cherry, purple plum, dried flowers, and sandalwood combining in a complex and harmonious balance. Round and graceful tannins give the wine an approachability now, while the breadth allows for nice aging potential. 

2018 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir  $62

Holiday Gifting with Dutton-Goldfield

Thinking about the holidays yet, and how to thank your clients, colleagues, and associates this season? Especially this year when large gatherings are out of the mix, and everyone is cooking at home more, you can make their holidays extra bright with a gift of wine from Dutton-Goldfield. From 2 to 100 or more, we'd love to help you with gift packages that will delight your recipients. You can choose one of the gift packages we've created for the season, or we'd be happy to work with you to create your own. We make the process so easy: Just provide us with your address list and gift message, and we take care of the rest! Plus, in addition to the delicious wine, your gift includes:

  • All 2- and 3-bottle gift packages are presented in a handsome gift box.
  • Complimentary personalized gift notes.
  • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
  • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages

Shop Holiday 2020 Gift Packages

You can also give us a call at 707.823.3887 or email Valerie at for more information.

Magnums for the Holidays

Looking to make a statement with a big bottle, or need a little extra for your holiday table? In addition to our gift packages, we're also offering all 2016 magnums at 10% off for the season.