Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
You can tell on first sniff that this is going to be an intense wine. The nose commands your attention, offering packed aromas of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and cherry, all coming through in waves one after the other. Spicy sandalwood and cinnamon, and a sweet-earthy beetroot note provide a pillow that the fruit bowl lounges on top of. The cascade of berries continues in the mouth, expanding on your palate. A lasting impression of cherry compote continues to the lengthy finish. Firm but round tannins promise this will be an excellent candidate for the cellar, broadening with more time in the bottle. Rich dishes like butterflied lamb or game birds with herbs or mushrooms would make a great counterpoint to the opulent fruit. For cheeses, go for a tangy sheep cheese like manchego.