(2014 Vintage) The phenomenal 2014 growing season yielded a standout expression of Dutton Ranch Chardonnay with all of the lush, alluring flavors and exquisitely balanced acidity that we love about this site. Heirloom clone aromas of white flowers and jasmine are soon followed by exotic layers of mango and papaya, as well as notes of green apple and toasted hazelnut. On the palate, the dramatic flavors are knit together by a dusty textural note from the lees stirring that adds nuance and structure. Overall, this is a profoundly textural wine that captures both the charm and complexity of some of Sonoma County’s oldest Chardonnay vines.
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/15
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 6/05