Dutton Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Russian River 2012


Russian River Valley, Sonoma County - USA

750ml / 13.5% ABV

Blend: Pinot Noir

93 points Wine Enthusiast

  Elegant and well structured, this offers vibrant strawberry fruit wrapped around inviting aromatics of violet and spice. This cool-climate Pinot boasts a silky texture on the palate and finishes with subtle suggestions of wood smoke and cinnamon. (VB)   (2/2015)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  Bright medium red. Slightly diffuse red fruits and nutty, spicy oak on the nose, with a musky minerality emerging with air. Round and generous but not especially sweet, showing sexy spicy lift to its red berry flavors. Essentially easygoing but the lingering finish shows a touch of medicinal reserve that should enable this wine to expand with a couple of years of bottle age. (ST)   (5/2014)

Fox Den is perched on top of StoetzRidge, at the western border of Green Valley and just above the town of Occidental. The Gold Ridge soil here is extremely sandy since this ridge is old pushed-up sea bottom, making for low vigor vines, slow ripening, and beautiful floral and fruit-driven wine. Here on the hill, it’s frequently a touch warmer than at the bottom of the valley, but it’s still always among the last harvested and highest in natural acidity of our Pinots. Dan and Steve planted the spot together in 2002, and Dan has been crafting the wine since 2004.
Try it with a mushroom tart, duck confit, or potato and bacon au gratin.
 

Collections: Our Best Sellers, Red Wine

Type: Red Wine



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