2016 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley
The 2015 vintage of this Chardonnay quickly became a house favorite for its concentration and purity. This year, grapes from the same vineyard, made with the same techniques have made our 2016 vintage reminiscent of a summer picnic in the sunflower fields of Tuscany-unique and wonderful. On the nose, this wine smells like Anjou pears, fresh herbs and warm sunshine. Coupled with the mouth-watering acidity of fresh Golden Delicious apples, this barrel-fermented wine boasts an incredible richness that balances out the acidity and delights the palate. The distinct flavor lingers for an extremely long and enjoyable finish, while the bright acidity assures that this wine will age well for years to come.
Cases produced: 262
Russian River Valley
September 22, 2016
25% New French Oak
Food Pairing Notes
This Chardonnay boasts an incredible richness that balances out the acidity and delights the palate. Place a chilled bottle or two on the table to see how it unfolds alongside side a menu of beloved comfort food such as butternut squash soup, roasted chicken and baked apple crisp.
“Harvesting 40-year-old vines at Dutton’s Mill Station Vineyard is a true joy. These vines tell a story that take decades to recite. Old Vine Russian River Chardonnay is a rarity and we are so blessed to have it!”