New Wine Releases

Viszlay Vineyards

John Viszlay, 707-481-1514, john@viszlayvineyards.com


2010 Five Vines
An exquisite estate blend of all five classic Bordeaux red varietals from our single vineyard. Primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and a noticeable addition of Malbec, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot. There are layers of dark fruit flavors and an alluring nose that entices your pallet to want more. Small lot production less than 400 cases. Previous releases have been Gold Medal winners.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Valerie Wathen, 707-823-3887, valerie@duttongoldfield.com
www.duttongoldfield.com

2013 Dutton Ranch Shop Block Pinot Blanc Green Valley
The cold valley of Purrington Creek always provides a Pinot Blanc of structure, bright acidity and minerality. In an extended, even season like 2013, the luscious peach and citrus fruit is also beautifully accentuated. In the nose, our Shop Block Pinot Blanc offers waves of intriguing springtime aromas, going from steely to floral to citrus. Pink grapefruit jumps out of the glass, underlain with dried mango and a sweet kiss of citrus blossoms. The first sip is incredibly refreshing, with white peach, nectarine, and lemon zest. The mouth is creamy and rich, yet so light on its feet, like gossamer silk, leaving you with a long, clean finish that lingers with a memory of key lime pie. This is the perfect front porch wine for easy sipping, and is also a fine match for fresh, light summer salads and seafood, or as a counterpoint to rich creamy dishes.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Valerie Wathen, 707-823-3887, valerie@duttongoldfield.com
www.duttongoldfield.com

2012 Dutton Ranch Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir Green Valley
This wine showcases what we love about Green Valley Pinot—just when you think you have its character pegged, it evolves as it opens in the glass. The initial focused blackberry fruit gives way to cherry, honeysuckle, and the mythical blueberry. One minute it’s the solid fruit and acidity that stand out, the next it’s the silky tannins and cinnamon/cardamom overtones. With a dry spring, moderate summer with no heat spikes, and even harvest weather, 2012 gave us beautifully ripened Green Valley fruit. The wine opens up with aromas of blackberry and blueberry, underlain with bass notes of strawberry rhubarb, and topped with highlights of violets and lavender. The sweet berry fruit at the core in the mouth is carried by silky and fine-grained tannins to the floral, candied finish. The depth and breadth of the wine is great, and would be an excellent match for meat with an herb rub, tuna steaks, or just some goat Gouda to match the creaminess of the wine. Be sure to stash some aside for a few years—the wound up concentration of this wine promises a luscious future.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Valerie Wathen, 707-823-3887, valerie@duttongoldfield.com
www.duttongoldfield.com

2012 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley
2012 was as friendly a growing season as it gets: the dry spring prompted early budbreak, May flowering weather was excellent, and a warm summer and fall with no heat spikes gave us fruit with beautiful ripeness—brown seeds, thick, dark skins, and great flavor. The result is a vintage of wonderful abundance and balance. This richness is apparent in the nose, which lures you in with aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, sweet plum, tobacco and sandalwood. The mouth is creamy and decadent, with the black cherry and plum fruit enveloped by toffee and Asian spice overtones. A chewy caress of tannins carries and accentuates the lengthy sweet boysenberry pie finish. The juxtaposition of dark and bright makes it a fascinating wine, and a great match for creamy goat cheese or dishes featuring dark fowl meat.
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