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Vineyard: Freestone Hill

OwnerDutton Ranch
AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch - Freestone Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.60, 503 cases, $72. This vineyard is located on a south-facing hillside above the town of Freestone at the far southwestern edge of the Russian River Valley only a few miles inland from Bodega Bay. A very cold climate very suited to Dijon clones. Yields are low with tiny berries and thick skins. Aged 17 months in 55% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Shy, but very lovely aromas of wild berry preserves, rose petals and spice. Delicious essence of blackberries and black plums with a wonderful spice presence which makes itself more known over time in the glass. An earthy, sous-bois underpinning adds interest. The svelte tannins are well balanced and there is admirable length to the finish. Still young and somewhat closed, but clearly an extraordinary wine. Score: 94. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 J Vineyards Freestone Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.57, 100 cases, $60. This vineyard is farmed by the Dutton family and overlooks the community of Freestone. The clones are 113, 115 and 667. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. Reserved aromas of plum pudding, sage, spice and rose petals. Soft, creamy and delicate on the palate with shy flavors of purple berries and black cherries, slightly oaked. Picks up intensity and interest over time in the glass. Give this wine a few years in the bottle for maximum enjoyment. Good (+). Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 537 cases, $58. · Fruity nose of grapes and berries with notes of spice and Coca-Cola. Lush, ripe and sweet mouth coating fruits with a long and powerful fruity finish. The tannins are restrained and the refreshing acidity makes the wine easily approachable now. Well-proportioned and nicely balanced. Very good. Reviewed February 15, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Capiaux Cellars Freestone Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $40. · Interesting aromas that change in the glass consisting of fresh berries, forest floor, pine, smoke and mint. Juicy black cherry and dark red berry core with finegrained tannins. The oak is reigned in nicely. The lightest weighted of the 2005 Capiaux wines tasted and my favorite. Reviewed September 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch/Freestone Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 361 cases, $58. The vineyard was planted in 1997 on the far southwest edge of the Russian River appellation. Clones 667, 115 and 2A. Aged 17 months in 55% new French oak. · Deep and haunting aromatics featuring black cherries and wild blackberries. A plush mouthful of dark Pinot extract with a hint of herbs, spice and earth. Succulent and robust with a long, scented aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, clean and pure. Power without flab. This one makes you want to clap your hands. Reviewed January 20, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Dutton-Goldfield Freestone Hill Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

$58. 115, 667, Wädenswil · Earth and forest floor in the nose that is echoed in the flavors. Big, chewy dark fruit. Plenty of tannin. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »