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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 beautifully 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.

  • Year: 2016
  • Alcohol Percent: 13.5%
  • Producer: Dutton-Goldfield
  • Dominant Varietal: Pinot Noir
92 Points
Wine Spectator
"Delicate, with a core of macerated red cherry and crushed raspberry flavors that are pure and juicy. Mineral and spice notes come in on the lithe finish. Drink now through 2023."
91 Points
James Suckling
"Quite a cool and crisp pinot noir with bright cranberry character, but it has the concentration to carry this style. Long, rather minerally finish. Better from 2020."
91 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
"From the cooler Green Valley portion of the Russian River and aged 17 months in 55% new French oak, the 2016 Pinot Noir Fox Den Vineyard reveals a vivid ruby color as well as a Burgundian bouquet of tart cherries, wild strawberries, underbrush, and scorched earth. It's medium-bodied, nicely balanced, has terrific purity, and the depth to evolve nicely for 8-10 years."

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Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Fox Den Vineyard Russian River Valley 2016 750ml

country: California/region: Sonoma County/subregion: Russian River Valley

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