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Gold Tier

2022 Dutton Ranch 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. 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.

     

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    11 months in 100% French oak (35% new)
    Appellation
    Russian River Valley
    Alcohol
    14.5%

    Tasting Notes

    Bright aromatics on the nose with notes of Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon, stone fruit and crisp minerality. This full-bodied wine is textured and weighty, showing vibrant and integrated acidity with flavors of pear, green apple, lemon bar, white flowers and a minerality on the finish.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-picked during the height of the cool nighttime temperature, and whole cluster-pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. Juice was sent directly to barrel ferment to dryness. Aged sur-lie for 11 months with frequent battonage through primary fermentation.

    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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