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2013 Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay "Dutton Ranch"

Dutton Goldfield 2013 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dutton Ranch"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 3,954

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 29, 2015

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from the Russian River opens with mild lemon verbena and apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty green apple with notes of pear. There is also nicely integrated minerality and a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This wine would pair well with a chicken and wild mushroom ravioli with a mild cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 2013 was another stellar growing season in the Russian River Valley; warm spring, great flowering weather, and a long moderate ripening season. This wine is about freshness and balance: in the nose it leads with Meyer lemon, pear and mineral notes, with tropical and ginger overtones. In the mouth, the lusciousness of this season is balanced by solid acidity and an evolving fruit core that keeps you coming back. Lemon sourball, ripe pear and a touch of green apple fill out the fruit profile, while the steely minerality and sweet cream add a complexity that we love in this wine. Moderate alcohol and the signature juicy acidity of Green Valley facilitate the fresh, lingering citrus/ginger finish. This is a wine that evolves in the glass and will easily reward 5 years of cellar aging, but both will be a challenge with its immediate allure.

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