Chardonnay 'Dutton Ranch', JAX
Named after its fine grained soil, Dutton Ranch’s “moon dust” vineyard provides purity and minerality. Winemaker Kirk Venge ages this wine in 30% new French oak over 10 months. The harmonic concentration of fruit flavors frame the subtle nuance of the French oak barrels resulting in a vibrant yet rich and complex palate. This wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined to allow its innate character to evolve. We call this wine “decadence inside and out.”
Reflecting the expansive character of the Wente clone, this Chardonnay reflects both complexity and sculpted longevity. 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 engender continued complexity throughout the next decade.
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