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2019 Dutton Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay

Balanced and medium-to-full-bodied with aromas of honey, stone fruit, and lemon. Notes of Gravenstein apple, honeysuckle, and jasmine.

$35.00 750mL

    James MacPhail's Notes

    Dutton Ranch fruit is some of the most highly regarded in Sonoma County and beyond. We work closely with the family to select grapes from various vineyards throughout the Green Valley region so we can build an incredibly balanced, well-rounded Chardonnay. We give this wine just a kiss of oak for an element of toastiness, but ultimately let this wonderful fruit shine through and stand proudly on its own.

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    9 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
    Appellation
    Russian River Valley
    Alcohol
    14.4%

    Tasting Notes

    The 2019 vintage is refreshing, floral, and a stunning embodiment of the tireless efforts of the Dutton family to produce world-class Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. Lemon, peach, limestone, and honey waft from the glass while crushed white rose petals, Bartlett pear, honeysuckle, and Meyer lemon zest fill the palate with a well-balanced, medium-to-full-bodied Chardonnay.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-sorted and whole clusters were gently pressed into French oak barrels. The wine was barrel-fermented with native yeasts and underwent 100% native malolactic fermentation. It was aged sur lie in barrel for 9 months with weekly battonage.

    Dutton Ranch Vineyards

    Leaders in Sonoma County since 1964, the Dutton family’s holdings now encompass more than 1,100 acres of vineyards, including some of the region’s most celebrated and historic parcels. We work closely with the Dutton family to select exactly the right grapes from a small collection of their vineyards for our Dutton Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay.

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