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2020 Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay "Dutton Ranch"

Dutton Goldfield 2020 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2020

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: $39

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: May 8, 2023

Wine Review: This golden yellow colored Chardonnay from Dutton-Goldfield opens with a fragrant pineapple and crème brulee bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and rich. The flavor profile is a poached pear and gentle butterscotch blend with notes of oak and pineapple. I also detected a hint of lychee, chalky minerality, and white pepper. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger and last for a while. We would drink this Chard on its own or with a butter lobster roll. Enjoy - Ken & Theresa

Winemaker Notes: You can smell both the creamy and crisp nature of the wine right away, as the nose leads with lemon blossom, pear, kiwi, and green apple, with an underlay of crème brûlée. The first sip shows its zesty nature on entry, with refreshing lemon/lime fruit surrounded by softer mango, lychee, and guava tropical notes. A little oyster shell minerality on the finish reminds you of the Sonoma Coast just to the west. Try it with our local Dungeness crab, Tomales Bay oysters Rockefeller, or a creamy clam chowder.

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