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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2010
Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 118347)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The attractiveness of the wine is apparent immediately in the glass with its subtle golden straw color, and nose of lemon curd, sweet cream and tangerine. It is a wine that leads with delicacy, but at the same time promises concentration. In the mouth, the concentration comes through with juicy Meyer lemon fruit and overtones of mango and ginger. The wine shows richness and perceived viscosity that comes from great fruit and careful lees contact, then finishes with refreshing citrus/sourball fruit that leaves you wanting more.

This is a perfect wine for sipping on the deck, or pairing with cheeses, seafood or poultry with creamy sauces.

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About Dutton Goldfield:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they'd enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the mainstays of the Dutton-Goldfield production. Using fruit from carefully chosen vineyards, Dan Goldfield produces wine that reflects the natural tendencies of the area: crisp, well-structured wines that display the complexity, balance and intensity that the partners believe are key to world-class wines.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery's first releases were a Dutton Ranch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the 1998 vintage. Today Dan and Steve continue to produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Dutton Ranch plantings, numerous vineyard-designated wines, as well as small lots of old vine Zinfandel and hillside Syrah. The Dutton-Goldfield wines are crafted using traditional techniques such as barrel and malolactic fermentation for the Chardonnay, and open top fermentation for the Pinot Noir.

The winery is a partnership of friends, colleagues, neighbors and families. The wines reflect this spectacular part of Northern California where the grapes are grown, the superb quality of fruit from perfectly placed and planted vineyards, and the work of an appreciative winemaker.