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25 Ratings
Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The wine shows the crystalline citrus fruit and freshness so quintessential to this neighborhood. In the nose, it leads with lemon curd, buttercream and a touch of tangerine--fantastic concentration and focus. The mouth is refreshing and luscious at the same time. Meyer lemon, a hint of toffee, and mandarin orange fill out the middle, while the creamy tropical overtones round out the edges. The finish combines fresh citrus, sweet buttercream, bright acidity and a cleansing minerality that leaves you wanting more.

Expert Reviews
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  • Planet Grape
    (2013 Vintage) Opulently fruity, minerally, and toasty with notes of lemon bar, white apricot, guava and buttered flatbread.
  • Planet Grape
    (2014 Vintage) Vivid, crisp and layered with notes of lemon zest, green apple, honeydew, papaya, and crème caramel.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06
  • Burghound
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 23, Jul 01, 2006