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2016 Sullivan Vineyard Chardonnay

Aromatic with notes of peach and subtle oak. Rich, well-balanced, with crisp acidity, stone fruit, pineapple, and crème brulée.

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James MacPhail's Notes

Just one of the Dutton Ranch family of vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley, Sullivan Vineyard is somewhat unique due to its focus on testing innovative sustainability practices, where the newest water preservation and carbon sequestering techniques allow us to source high-quality grapes while remaining stewards of the land.

James Macphail
16 months in 100% French Oak (30% new)
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes

Beautifully aromatic with notes of peach, apricot and some subtle oak. A rich mouthfeel fills the palate, balanced with crisp acidity and flavors of stone fruit, pineapple and crème brulée. Well-integrated oak notes are present on the persistent finish.

Production Notes

Hand-picked grapes from the renowned Sullivan Vineyard wer barrel-fermented with native yeasts followed, by 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was aged sur lie for 16 months in French oak.

Green grapes growing on vine in Sullivan Vineyard.

Sullivan Vineyard

Located on a gentle north-facing slope at 200ft of elevation in the Green Valley, 30+ year-old plantings of Wente selection Chardonnay grow in legendary Goldridge soil, eliciting a rich and luscious wine with bright, crisp acidity.

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Bottle of 2018 Sullivan Chardonnay resting on table, with crackers on its right and glass of wine on its left.