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Consistently great scores for our 2018 single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from wine critic Dr. Owen Bargreen.

DECEMBER 2020: Wine critic Dr. Owen Bargreen, formerly of Washington Wine Blog, recently launched, continuing to share his expert coverage on Washington, Oregon and California wines and wineries.  We'd like to share his review on some of our 2018 single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Read full review here

"The wine consistently strikes a balance between opulence and poise."



We are pleased to share Mary Ross’ article on terroir study featuring Dutton-Goldfield published in the Chicago Daily Herald!

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Some amazing new scores from Wine Enthusiast!

November 2020: The following scores will be featured on Wine Enthusiast Magazine's website November 2020 through January 2021.  

2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay, Marin County: 95 - Cellar Selection
2018 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley: 96 - Editor's Choice
2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marin County: 95 - Editor's Choice
2018 Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mendocino County: 94 - Cellar Selection
2018 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Petaluma Gap: 93 - Cellar Selection



Dan Goldfield Keeps Steadily Rolling Forward On His Bike And In His Winery

October 2020: Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen interview Dan Goldfield in this very insightful article in Forbes.  

"Many great viticultural areas encompass intricate topographies, and rural roads and paths with great visual and sensual unfolding in small amounts of distance. Such is the same for great riding areas."

Read full article here.




Food & Wine recognizes Dutton-Goldfield's Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel!

AUGUST 2020: Our 2017 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel was recognized by Food & Wine as one of "21 Amazing Zinfandels to Buy Right Now". 




Independent wine critic Catherine Fallis names Dutton-Goldfield as one of her top picks for wine club subscriptions. We couldn't agree more!

 Summer Wine Subscriptions You'll Want To Try Now



Wine of the Week: Dutton-Goldfield, 2016 Deviate, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

July 14th 2020: Our 2016 Dutton-Goldfield Deviate Pinot Noir was chosen by Peg Melnik as Wine of the Week in Sonoma County's Press Democrat.  For full review click here.

Robb Report has chosen Dutton-Goldfield's 2017 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel as one of the top 15 wines to pair with your summertime grilling foods!  

Read Robb Report's full list here



Dutton-Goldfield is selected as part of the Top 50 stand-out Pinot Noir producers in Sonoma County!

June 2020: Dutton-Goldfield was featured in Wine Spectator's 50 Top Sonoma Producers in their June 30th, 2020 issue.  Highlighted wines from our portfolio are 2017 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, 92 rating; 2017 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, 91 rating.

The full feature can be found here: 50 Top Sonoma Producers



Dutton-Goldfield recieved new scores from Connoisseurs' Guide in the May 2020 issue.

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Dutton-Goldfield 2017 single-vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays receive great scores from Restaurant Wine.

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New scores from Wine Spectator in their May 2020 issue.

2017 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley: 92
2017 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley: 91
2017 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marin County: 91
2017 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley: 91
2017 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel, Russian River Valley: 90 



We're pleased to share these new scores from Wine Enthusiast!

March 2020: The following scores were featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine's February/March 2020 issue. 

2017 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley: 94
2017 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley: 92

Upcoming scores on Wine Enthusiast Magazine's website in September 2020:

2019 Shop Block Pinot Blanc, Green Valley of Russian River Valley: 94
2018 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling, Marin County: 93 - Editor's Choice
2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast: 91



We are proud to share International Wine Review's February 2020 Dutton-Goldfield wine scores!

2017 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley: 93
2017 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Green Valley of Russian River Valley: 94
2017 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley: 93
2017 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley: 94
2017 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marin County: 92
2017 Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast: 92




As part of Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Advocacy Issue, Contributing Editor Virginie Boone highlights Steve Dutton, of Dutton-Goldfield Winery & Dutton Ranch, as a leader in Sonoma County’s mission to become the first 100% certified sustainable wine region in a feature article titled, “Raising Sustainability in Sonoma.” “A big part of sustainability is how to stay in business and have viable ranches and businesses for our kids to inherit one day.” -Steve Dutton



Dutton-Goldfield is featured in Robb Report's article "7 Standout Wines That Showcase the Delicious Power of Single-Vineyard Varietals."

MARCH 2020: Wine writer Sara Schneider features Dutton-Goldfield as one of the top producers of single-vineyard wines. Sara highlights Dutton-Goldfield's 2017 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir, and 2017 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Click here to read the full article. 



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! 



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 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!

Click here to see the full list of recepients.