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. This vintage had a cold start and a warm finish with an early harvest due to warm August and September weather and a lighter crop. This resulted in an excellent vintage and good growing season with no lingering heat waves. Because of the growing season, wines have exceptional flavors, are intense with great color, fuit forward and ripe.
- 11 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
- Russian River Valley
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.Explore Vineyard