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2020 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

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

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Rows of grapes growing in Dutton Ranch Vineyard.

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
9 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes

The 2020 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.

Green grapes growing off vine in Dutton Ranch Vineyard.

Dutton Ranch

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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Bottle of 2019 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay displayed on table, with people and food in background.