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The Dutton-Goldfield Manzana Vineyard grows grapes for Pinot Noir

Profile: Although Dutton-Goldfield Winery was founded as recently as 1998, the Dutton name goes back multiple generations in the Sonoma County, California, wine business. One of many companies in the region to bear the family name, Dutton Goldfield is located in one of the wine country's premier regions for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the two varietals in which Dutton-Goldfield specializes.

Wine label of Dutton Goldfield 2008 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah, our Wine of the Week review

Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah
Varietal/Style: Syrah
Russian River Valley, CA
Vintage: 2008
Winemaker: Dan Goldfield
Rating: 14/20
Retail Price: $35

Tasting Notes:
The Cherry Ridge Syrah is grown on a south-facing slope that is far warmer than typical Russian River vineyards. The resulting wine is lush with sweet fruit including black cherry, blackberry and blueberry. On the nose there are classic Syrah notes of pepper and spice. A Syrah made in a distinctly American style, its ripe fruit flavors mingle in the mouth with Middle Eastern spices and a hint of leather. (Date tasted 02/10/10)

Wine of the Week February 14, 2011:
2008 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah

Other Blackbird Vineyards wines we have tasted:
2002 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
2004 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir
2004 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
2004 Dutton Ranch Sanchietti Vineyard Pinot Noir
2005 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah
2005 Dutton Ranch Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
2005 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
2005 Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard Chardonnay
2005 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir
2006 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah
2006 Dutton Ranch Shop Block Pinot Blanc
2008 Pinot Noir
2009 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
2009 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
2011 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir
2011 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
2011 Dutton Ranch Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
2011 Dutton Ranch Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir
2011 Dutton Ranch Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
2011 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir

3100 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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