Vineyard: Azaya Ranch

AppellationMarin County
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Dutton Goldfield Azaya Ranch Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.63, 236 cases, $58. Vineyard is located in a cold, foggy valley in western Marin County. 100% destemmed into open-top fermenters, cold soaked for 7 days.Aged 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. I could not take my nose away from the glass which was filled with hi-tone scents of black raspberry coulis, crushed blackberries, and spice. A seamless wine that is charming and welcoming, offering a middleweight array of darker berry and plum flavors accented with savory herbs in the background. A vein of bright acidity keeps the wine vivid and refreshing, and the firm tannins provide structure for long term enjoyment. This one really wakes up the mouth. Score: 93. Reviewed July 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Dutton-Goldfield Azaya Ranch Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir

13.5% alcl., pH 3.53, TA 0.60, 219 cases, $58. This vineyard is located in a cold, foggy valley in western Marin County. It was planted for the McEvoy family by Mark Pasternak on an ideal south and west facing hillside in Hicks Valley. The 18-acres contain clones 667, “828,” 115, 777 and 2A. This bottling has clone 667 and “828.” Aged 17 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of black raspberry, Hoison sauce and dried herbs. Very plush and polished on the palate, with magnetic flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and spice wrapped in fine-grain tannins and lively acidity. A marvelous wine with a memorable finish displaying great grip. The velvety texture alone is reason to clap. Score: 93. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Dutton-Goldfield Azaya Ranch Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir

30-40 cases, $58. From a vineyard farmed by Mark Pasternak on Hicks Valley Road near Corda Family and Stubbs vineyards. Mark planted this 18-acre vineyard in 2006 with Dijon 115, 667, 777, 828, Swan and 2A clones. DeLoach, Hartford Court and Woodenhead are also in line for fruit in the future. Inaugural bottling from this very cool site. · Open and generous nose with aromas of fresh pie berries, spice and loamy earth. Delicate, yet flavorful core of dark red stone fruits and berries caressed by well-ripened, mildly firm tannins, and infused by bright acidity. A winegasm. Very good (++). Reviewed April 4, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »