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Dutton-Goldfield wines shine in recent Restaurant Wine reviews

AUGUST 2019: Dutton-Goldfield received 4-5 Star reviews in the recent issue of Restaurant Wine. The 2017 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir each received 4 stars. Our 2017 Gewurztraminer and Riesling took home top honors with 5 Stars, as did our 2015 Cherry Ridge Syrah.

Click here to see detailed review of our Bright Whites.

Click here to see detailed review of the 2015 Cherry Ridge Syrah

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Dutton-Goldfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Selections Awarded 94+ Points from WE!

FEBRUARY 2019: We have received some rave reviews on our 2016 single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, including 4 wines awarded 94+ points. 

2016 Angel Camp Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley: 94
2016 Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mendocino County: 95 & Cellar Selection
2016 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marin County95 & Cellar Selection
2016 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview94



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Dan Goldfield Lends his Expertise

JANUARY 2019: "The job of a winemaker, the way I see it, is to choreograph the creation of the wine in the bottle - from the time you choose a vineyard, to determine when it's picked, to look at the whole vision of what you want from a particular vineyard and make that happen both in the vineyard and the winery." - Dan Goldfield, shares his expertise in an Introduction to Winemaking video produced by GuildSomm.




Dutton-Goldfield 2016 Pinot Noir: Whoa Nelly!

NOVEMBER 2018: Rusty Gaffney, The Prince of Pinot, scored our entire lineup of 2016 Pinot Noirs 90+ points.

"I recently sampled ten Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir wines from the 2016 vintage and was awed that every single wine in the lineup was superb.. Year in and year out, the team of winemaker Dan Goldfield and winegrower Steve Dutton produces wines of consistent excellence so this tasting was no surprise. As a group, this lineup of Pinot Noirs was the best I have ever tasted from Dutton-Goldfield..." 

Click here to see the full list of scores



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2015 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay Awarded 91 Points

JULY 2018: We just received word that our beloved 2015 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Connoisseurs' Guide. 

"... quietly complex... deep with insistent, very fruity voice..."

Click here to read the great review! 

2015 Devil's Gulch Pinot Noir named one of CA's Most Food Friendly Pinot Noirs 

JULY 2018: Our Club-Only, "distinctive and nervy" 2015 Devil's Gulch Pinot Noir received top praise in Wine Enthusiast as the perfect companion for almost any meal.

Click here to see the full list. 


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2016 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay Receives 91 pt Rating from Connoisseurs' Guide

JUNE 2018: "... rich yet very concise Chardonnay that capably hits the varietal mark... fine sense of structural solidity... a well-crafted rendering with plenty of potential for age... GOOD VALUE."


Click here to see full review!

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Our 2015 Pinots receive several 90+ point ratings from Connoisseurs' Guide!

MAY 2018: "As a bunch, the 2015 Pinot Noirs from Dutton-Goldfield are a bit bolder and more forthrightly ripened than has been the norm, but they universally show the careful balance that has long been a winery hallmark, and we have no complaints with their slightly amplified richness. ..."


Click here to see the full list of ratings!

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Gems from Green Valley of Russian River Valley Awarded 95 Points

MARCH 2018: We are delighted to announce two of our most beloved single-vineyard wines hailing from the heart of Green Valley have received 95 points from Wine Enthusiast. 2015 Fox Den Pinot Noir and 2015 Walker Hill Chardonnay both came out on top. 

Read Fox Den Pinot Noir review here.


Striking Gold with Dutton-Goldfield

FEBRUARY 2018: Our wines were featured in cult blog "Bigger Than Your Head" by Frederic Koeppel. "...'Perfect' is not a word one should toss around blithely, but I’ll unlimber it in the case of the Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015..."

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Rued Vineyard Chardonnay: "The Chardonnay of the Month, Maybe the Year"

JANUARY 2018: A lovely article written by Katie Kelly Bell of Forbes featuring our beloved Rued Vineyard Chardonnay"...there are those who bring glory to the grape, who remind us why we loved it in the first place. I would place winemaker Dan Goldfield of Dutton-Goldfield in the glory-making category."

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2015 Walker Hill Chardonnay Awarded 91 Points

JANUARY 2018: We just received word that our Wine Club Only 2015 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Connoisseurs' Guide. 

"... attractive mix of precise, ripe apple fruit and mildly spicy, wholly complementary oak... balanced richness... well-focused..."

Click here to read the great review! 

2015 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is Wine of the Week!

JANUARY 2018: Peg Melnik of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat has selected our 2015 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay as 'Wine of the Week'! 

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Restaurant Wine 5 Star Reviews!

DECEMBER 2017:  Ronn Wiegand generously awarded 4+ Stars to an array of our wines in this issue. Starting with our 2015 Chardonnays which he deemed full of ‘character and grace’, followed by our 2015 Pinot Noirs which he ‘loved at first sip’, and concluded with a nod to our cool-climate ‘works of art’: Syrah and Zinfandel.

Click here to read the full list.

2015 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir awarded 92 points and ranking in Wine Spectator Top 100 List

DECEMBER 2017: Our 2015 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir was the only Russian River Pinot Noir to make the list this year, a distinction we could not be more proud of.

“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. Drink now through 2024.” - JL

 Read full list here. 

Dutton-Goldfield makes Wine & Spirits Top 100 List for the 6th time!

OCTOBER 2017: Dutton-Goldfield was celebrated in Wine & Spirits annual publication of the Top 100 Wineries of the World. The magazine highlighted our 2015 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling, 2014 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, and 2015 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir.

Click here to see the full list of recipients.