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2011 Red Mare Chardonnay "Dutton Ranch"

Red Mare 2011 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Red Mare

Vintage: 2011

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: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: January 29, 2013

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a mild lemon bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a light oak infused Anjou Pear with hints of lemon and almond. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. It was well received by our mini-tasting group. We would pair this wine with trout almondine. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Red Mare Chardonnay comes from the unique Mill Station Vineyard, owned and farmed by the Dutton family in the Russian River Valley. Delicate aromas of lightly perfumed apple blossom, dried apricot, Asian pear and hard candy, mingled with characters of clotted cream, dark vanilla and and wet stone. In the mouth it is quite viscous and the minerality comes through beautifully. It has a long and full mouth feel with a finish of ripe fruit that rounds out the wine beautifully.

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