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2015 Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay "Rued Vineyard"

Dutton Goldfield 2015 Rued Chardonnay

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rued Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Green Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 649

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 16, 2018

Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay from Dutton Goldfield is impressive. It opens with a fragrant oak and pineapple bouquet with a hint of golden delicious apple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is oak influenced pineapple and pear blend with hints of green apple. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity are nicely prolonged. I would pair this tasty Chardonnay with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: At Rued in 2015, while our yields are down, the intensity is up, giving us a wine of particular focus, with a steely edge framing its floral and stone fruit core. The nose leads with a heady combination of toasty crème brulee, tangerine and a touch of gardenia. As the wine warms a bit in the glass, layers of mango, young pineapple, Asian pear and honeysuckle chime in, foretelling the complex flavors ahead. The mouth is rich and creamy, with a wonderfully decadent satiny texture. Fresh citrus, Granny Smith apple, and apricot fill out the mouth, keeping the wine lively, and providing the perfect counterpoint to the toffee notes. The lengthy finish combines fresh lime zest with a kiss of caramel, proving you can have it all. We love this Chard with lobster in a cream sauce or a crab salad.

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