Tasting Notes

2016 Dutton Chardonnay

The 2016 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch has expressive scents of ripe peaches, honeydew melon, and pink grapefruit with touches of toasted almonds and honey. There's a wonderfully rich, seductive, and opulent quality to this wine. It has a decadent, creamy texture, and its flavors of rich, ripe fruit build to a long finish that reveals hints of a savory character.


Overall, this is a profoundly textural wine that captures the charm and complexity of some of Sonoma County's most sought after Chardonnay vines: Dutton Ranch. It is aged in new 100% French oak for 12 months.

2016 Dutton Chardonnay bottle

Technical Information:

Appellation: 

100% Dutton Ranch, Sonoma, CA

Varietal:

100% Chardonnay

Alc/Vol:

14.3%

pH: 

3.43pH

Harvest Date:

September 16th, 2016

Bottled:

January 25th, 2018

Cases Produced: 

140

Good to Know

The Dutton family has been working the land in Sonoma County since the 1880s. Today, the family sustainably and organically farms 1,300 acres (1,100 in vineyards, 200 in apple orchards) in the Russian River Valley and Green Valley AVA’s (American Viticultural Area) , Sonoma County.
Bob’s favorite Chardonnay, Kistler, is often sourced from this exact vineyard and consistently gains 92-95 point reviews from well-respected judges, such as Robert Parker. Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch sells for an average of $125/bottle each vintage. Our goal is to create a wine that matches that same flavor profile and quality, and we think we’ve done it!