2019 Patz & Hall 'Dutton Ranch' Chardonnay Russian River Valley
The 2019 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is quintessential Russian River Valley. The wine opens with toasted almond, cedar shavings, butter cookie, tangerine peel and nutmeg aromas. The palate is filled with Meyer lemon, passionfruit, orange blossom and grapefruit flavors. Though crisp, and mouthwatering, there’s a compelling lushness to the mid-palate that leads to a nice mineral quality on the finish. Once again, Dutton Ranch has delivered a wonderfully age-worthy wine that captures the charm and complexity of some of Sonoma County’s best Chardonnay vines.
The 2019 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is fresh with candied lemon, tarragon, and delicate smokiness. The palate is dry, with green apple, beeswax, and a chalky mineral texture with fantastic energetic lift. Drink over the next 8-10 years.