2017 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
The 2017 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay delivers aromas of ginger, guava and Crème brûlée with toasted almond, and toffee-brown sugar. Dense, and full bodied, there’s a pleasingly crisp and mouthwatering green apple note on the palate that melds with dried apricot, tangerine flavors along with a hint of toasted oak. The wine finishes dry with fresh acidity and a touch of lemon zest and candied ginger. Once again, Dutton Ranch has delivered a wonderfully age-worthy wine that captures the charm and complexity of some of Sonoma County’s oldest Chardonnay vines.
2018 Cherry Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Highly fragrant and tropically aromatic, this fruit driven Chardonnay is energetically high-tone with notes of ruby red grapefruit, honeysuckle, Muscat jam and fresh tropical fruits. These juicy flavors carry over onto the palate with pineapple and mango-guava flavors. The palate is crisp, mouthwatering and refreshing, keeping the wine sleek and pure.