US-JAX-30-18

Chardonnay 'Dutton Ranch', JAX

Grape Varieties
• 100% Chardonnay

Farming Practices
• Practicing Sustainable
• Hand harvested

Terroir
• Russian River Valley AVA
• Sourced from Dutton Ranch in Sebastapol
• Fine grained, moon dust soil

Winemaking
• Whole berry fruit was fermented in 30% new Damy French oak barrels
• 100% Native, spontaneous yeast
• 14.2% abv
• Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Tasting Notes

Harmonizing its terroir driven minerality with sculpted rich intensity, this wine unveils aromas of brioche,toasted almond, hazelnut and green Anjou pear. The palate delivers delicate crisp green apple, poached pear, and lemon custard flavors. While ready to enjoy now, this wine’s acidity and minerality will ensure continued complexity throughout the next decade.

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
91+
Review:
Youthfully shy, the 2018 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch offers fresh quince, apple and pear fruit aromas with citrus blossom, baker’s yeast, stone and nutty touches. The palate is light to medium-bodied and slightly rounded. It's delicate but intense with uplifting freshness on the long, nuanced finish. This merits another year in bottle.