Dutton-Goldfield Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2014 | Wine & Spirits 2017 Top 100
94WE | Dutton-Goldfield Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2014 originates from a site on the western edge of Green Valley. First of all, this wine rocks in its light-bodied wrestling of white pepper and floral violet intrigue. In addition, so inviting on the nose. Finally, it opens slowly to unravel high-toned acidity and aspects of wild berry that are irresistible in their succulence and depth.
91W&S | Dutton-Goldfield Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2014 displays purple and luscious when first poured. Plus a vanillin scent of oak, this shows its cooler aspects with air. While it comes from a south-facing site on the southwestern end of the Russian River Valley, just north of the Petaluma Gap. Yet feels both sunny and breezy, a delicious floral tone lifting its plump fruit. As a result, it’s a spicy, satisfying Syrah for a pork chop.
Winery | Swirling the glass offers up dizzying aromas of freshly picked berries and mom’s delights roasting in the kitchen: blackberries, cherry pie, pepper, tobacco, and bacon. While the skillful addition of new wood is expressed in the subtle nuance of vanilla and smoke. Plus, a velvety pillow greets the palate, followed by luscious blackberries, balanced acidity and sturdy yet refined tannins that linger alongside pleasing notes of berry and crispy bacon.
Indelibly a food wine, this Dutton-Goldfield Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2014 demands the attention of your hardiest recipes.
Russian River Valley Single site vineyards
Our wines are sourced some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley, the majority of which comes from the award-winning Dutton Ranch (2017 Vineyard of the Year), owned by our Partner/Grower, Steve Dutton. Dutton Ranch is comprised of over eighty separate small vineyards, each with its own characteristics. Along with the fruit from Dutton Ranch, we also source Pinot Noir and Riesling from some spectacular single vineyard sites in Marin County, Sonoma Coast, and Anderson Valley. Learn more about our vineyards here. Steve and Dan are constantly searching for new vineyards where everything comes together perfectly.
Dutton-Goldfield | Partnership of Friends
Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998. That’s when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them. To craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards. And which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.
The winery is a partnership of friends, colleagues, neighbors, and families. The wines reflect this spectacular part of Northern California where the grapes are grown. Displaying the superb quality of fruit from perfectly placed and planted vineyards, and the work of an appreciative winemaker.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Dutton-Goldfield offers spectacular Chard, Pinot and Syrah | This 94 point Top 100 wine is the poster child for wonderful foodie wines that will impress for a decade +|
|Why now?||$50 at the Winery, $45 best price elsewhere – yours for only $27 while it lasts!|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94WE | 91WS | 91CG | 91PE | WS 2017 Top 100|
|What is it?||Russian River Valley (Napa) Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Syrah | ABV 13.8%|
|When to drink?||Now to 2027+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Poultry & Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+|