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Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Emerald Ridge Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley 2016  - Invino

Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Emerald Ridge Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley 2016

Pinot Noir  |  US

WE94, JS92, JD91+, WA91+, WS91
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By now you savvy pinot people know the legend of the Dutton Vineyard, a Sonoma benchmark for pinot noir and chardonnay and the story of this label is a California classic, too! Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them - to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they'd enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.

We came into a small but lovely parcel of the excellent 2016 Emerald Ridge and you are going to be HIGHLY impressed with what this brings to the table at our SENSATIONAL price. With the classic Russian River power and precision, and a vast array of flavors going on, from tart blueberries to rhubarb, pomegranate syrup, fresh crushed sour cherry and a rich, silky new French oak note that carries this for a long minute after you swallow. Absolutely wonderful right now, we think it's at the perfect spot to drink or hold another year or so.

Fantastic price!! Don’t miss! Read all the press below…

About the Producer

“Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they'd enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.

A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. Steve started working with his father when he was five years old, and joined Dutton Ranch full-time in 1987. Today, along with his mother and brother, he manages the family business, which has grown from its original 35-acre home shop vineyard to over 80 separate vineyards comprising more than 1,000 acres throughout western Russian River Valley.

After graduating from Boston's Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking on the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies. Dan entered the University of California at Davis, graduating with an M.S. in Enology in 1986. He gained knowledge on the job with stints at Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg as well as winemaking in Portugal for two years. He found his passion in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, first as the winemaker at the Burgundian-focused La Crema Winery, and then at Hartford Court, which was created under his direction. Dan's appreciation for the beauty of the extraordinary landscape around our home is reflected in his winemaking.”


94 Wine Enthusiast -
From an east-facing knoll in the heart of the appellation, this is an earthy red showing barrel oak and tea accents lifted by bright acidity and ongoing freshness. Blueberry, pomegranate and rhubarb flavors mingle around layered tannins and a light body. The texture is taut yet lush, with a savory baking-spice component.
92 James Suckling -
Full and rather silky, in spite of the generous tannins, this is a serious Russian River Valley pinot noir with ripe sour cherries and delicate spice. Long, fresh and minerally finish that suggests this has a good future. Drink or hold.
91+ Jeb Dunnuck -
More smoked earth, graphite, and earthy notes emerge from the 2016 Pinot Noir Emerald Ridge Vineyard. Aged 16 months in 50% new oak, it's sweetly fruited and concentrated on the palate, with good acidity, solid overall balance, and a clean finish. It needs a year or two to let the smoky oak integrated yet it's rock solid.
91+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Medium ruby-purple in the glass, the 2016 Pinot Noir Emerald Ridge Vineyard features blackberry and black cherry pie, baked blueberry, sweet spice and soil nuances on the nose. Medium to full-bodied with concentrated spiced black fruit, it's framed by firm, grainy tannins and finishes long. 798 cases produced.
91 Wine Spectator -
Seductive smoky hints accent the red fruit and berry flavors. White pepper and spice notes emerge on the full, ripe finish. Drink now through 2022. 798 cases made.

  • BlendPinot Noir
  • WinemakerDan Goldfield
  • CountryUS
  • RegionRussian River, Sonoma Couty
  • AppellationCalifornia North Coast
  • Aging/Cooperage16 months in 50% new oak