2015 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 14.1% Alc.
Dutton Ranch, Russian River
Crafted from 38-year-old vines rooted in powdery Goldridge series soil, the 2015 is a touch sexier than its siblings. This vintage shows the electric vibrancy and focused energy of a fresh and flirty white. In the glass, the light golden hue glistens with a sharp straw-colored edge. The nose is showy – overflowing with aromas of pear, marshmallow, crème brûlée, and delicate fruit cocktail. The 25% new French oak cradles the wine, elicits warm aromas of toasty vanillin, and adds balance to the middle palate. Acidity sews through for a pleasantly stimulating mouthfeel. A surge of apple and fresh tropical fruit flavors hold steady for a gorgeous, lengthy finish. Properly cellared, this wine will drink well through 2021 and beyond.
Vineyard: Mill Station Portion of larger acreage Chardonnay planted in 1990 Soil Type: Goldridge Series
Food Pairing Notes
Brush off the winter blues and brighten your day with this refreshing Chardonnay. It pairs beautifully with Mediterranean-style grilled fish, herbaceous salads, and lemony desserts.