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2009 Dutton-Goldfield Fox Den Pinot Noir

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July 2, 2023 - $26



93Wine Enthusiast

...elegantly off deep layers of sour cherries, cola, pomegranates and rhubarbs, all of them dry, earthy fruits that sing of the soil.

92Stephen Tanzer

Reticent aromas of blueberry, sassafras and wild herbs, with a light resiny nuance. Supple and creamy but shapely, with nicely integrated acidity... Sappy, extract-rich flavors of raspberry, herbs and earthy spices lead to an classically dry and very savory finish. Conveys a strong impression of soil character that goes well beyond mere fruitiness.

...perfumed, cool and ultra-pure nose of red and blue berry liqueur that is trimmed in spice and sandalwood nuances. The equally cool and refined middle weight plus flavors possess fine detail and precision on the robust and powerful finish that exhibits a hint of finishing austerity...impeccably well-balanced...


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley, Green Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.