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2007 Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay "Dutton Ranch"

Dutton Goldfield 2007 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Dutton Goldfield

Vintage: 2007

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: $35

Cases produced: 3,981

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 4, 2009

Wine Review: This light yellow Chard opens with a light melon like bouquet with a hint of almond. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, quite smooth, satiny, and very well balanced. The flavor profile is tasty light apple with a touch of toasty light oak. The finish is dry and a bit subtle. The panel felt this wine was very food friendly and would pair well with trout or sole. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The dry early spring and long, cool fall meant an extremely long growing season in 2007. Such a year give an extra level of richness to the Dutton Ranch Chardonnay. In addition to the usual core of lime and tangerine fruit that the old vines always offer, rich pear and ripe apple come more to the fore. Aromas of pear, citrus and butterscotch promise the richness of this wine, and the overtones of gardenia and sandalwood foretell its complexity. In the mouth, the typical solid structure of Dutton Ranch Chardonnay carries the unctuous citrus and candied pear fruit. It is this balance of bright acidity, fresh fruit, and lushness that make Chardonnay from Dutton Ranch so special. Great as an aperitif, try it also with your favorite fowl dishes, or any grilled fish.

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