So much has been said of the awesome 2009 vintage. The warm spring, classic foggy nights and warm days of the summer, and long, cool ripening season gave us fantastic flavor development in our Green Valley Chardonnays. Due to its old vine origin, the Dutton
Ranch Chardonnay might be Dutton Goldfield's most consistent offering, but this exceptional vintage amps up the candied Meyer lemon and tangerine fruit characters, while maintaining the
fresh acidity and moderate alcohol that have always carried this wine. In the nose, it's a veritable citrus and tropical fruit basket, with caramel and toffee overtones. At the same time, its wonderful freshness and minerality in the mouth balances the promised lushness.
Tangerine and pear fruit lead, along with a creaminess and nutmeg note that comes from perfectly ripe fruit and the stirred barrels. This wine offer a wonderful combination of softness and focus that carries through to the lingering citrus and green apple finish.
A great sipping wine, or perfect with roast chicken or just about any fish dish.