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Dutton-Goldfield 2012 Devil’s Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $68

Gorgeous aromas of clove, cinnamon, ripe black fruit and whiffs of pine and herb make a great start. The flavors are equally compelling and classic, blending cinnamon and black cherry with hints of rosemary and rhubarb. These all glide on a soothing texture that rests lightly on firm tannins and fresh acidity, resulting in a fascinating and complex taste experience.

 — J.G.  (5/1/2015)
94
points

Dutton-Goldfield 2012 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County)

  1. $58

A distinctive, elegant and exotic Pinot Noir that wins you over with fruit character and a vibrant mouthfeel rather than flashy oak. It is deeply colored, medium-bodied, has saturated flavors of black cherry and boysenberry, and hints of forest floor and tea leaves.

 — J.G.  (12/1/2014)
93
points

Dutton-Goldfield 2009 Devil’s Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $58

You can taste Marin’s cool climate in the exotic, forest-scented pine needle, wild thyme and bitter cherry flavors of this elegant, complex young Pinot. It’s completely dry and savory in acidity. An elusive, subtle, capitivating wine that should do interesting things over the next six years.

 — S.H.  (10/1/2011)
93
points

Dutton-Goldfield 2011 Devil’s Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County)

  1. $58

From one of Marin’s coolest and best-farmed vineyard sites, this offering is intoxicatingly pretty in violets and herbs, and fleshy in the mouth with gorgeous texture. Layered, structured and dancing in acidity, this is a Marin Pinot not to miss.

 — V.B.  (5/1/2014)
93
points

Pey-Marin 2009 The Shell Mound Riesling (Marin County)

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  1. $26

Pey-Marin’s Rieslings have been among the greatest in California, and their 2009 is one of their best yet. The wine is entirely unoaked, and did not undergo the malolactic fermentation, but it was aged on its lees. That allows the acidity to star, and what brilliant acidity it is. Rich and bone dry in steel, mineral, slate, citrus, white peach and Champagne yeast…

 — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
92
points

Bailiwick 2012 Borderline Pinot Noir (Marin County)

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  1. $28

This has a traditional medium-garnet color with brick rim. Effusive aromas that are smoky, beefy and earthy lead to distinctive wild berry, sage and cherry flavors. The texture is smooth but nicely supported by acid and tannins, and all the complexity of this wine lingers on the finish.

 — J.G.  (8/1/2015)
92
points

Hartford Court 2011 Pinot Noir (Marin County)

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  1. $65

This Pinot is a full percentage point lower in alcohol by volume than the winery’s Russian River bottlings, and that shows in the delicacy of mouthfeel and crisp acidity. There’s nothing shy about the flavors, though, which range from ripe raspberries and cherries through red currants and red licorice to savory notes of bacon and tobacco. Drink now–2020.

 — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
92
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Dutton-Goldfield 2011 Sticky Finish Riesling (Marin County)

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  1. $55

An incredible, complex honeyed-almond burst of a sweet wine, just 12% alcohol with 19% residual sugar. With a taste of graham cracker shortbread, toffee and honeycomb, this is a seductive treat, easy going on its own, and with just the right level of acidity to pair with sharp cheeses.

 — V.B.  (9/1/2013)
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