The 2020 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is a quintessential Russian River Valley Chardonnay. The wine opens with lemon peel, lifted floral blossom notes, cinnamon brioche, wet clay, and spice notes. The palate is supple and rich, while maintaining a lifted acidic freshness that caries 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.
Generous and intense, with pineapple, fresh lemon juice and a hint of yuzu. Packs vibrant acidity and hints of lime zest, lemon verbena and lemon thyme, which all linger with heavy verve on the mouthwatering finish, where a note of crunchy sea salt emerges.