The 2013 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is brimming with aromas of fresh melon, lemon curd, vanilla and brioche. On the palate, the rich and luscious mouthfeel is tempered by the cool climate influence of structured acidity and focused minerality.
91 POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST; 90 POINTS - ROBERT PARKER/WINE ADVOCATE
Pretty aromas of citrus blossoms, sweet peas, lemon oil and orange peel mingle with notes of toast and creamy oak. The palate is vibrant with layers of tropical fruit flavors married with lemon custard, golden apple and a hint of spice. Crisp acid balances the mouth-filling texture making this wine supple and elegant.
92 POINTS & EDITOR'S CHOICE – WINE ENTHUSIAST, 93 POINTS - WINE REVIEW ONLINE; 4 1/2 STARS - PRESS DEMOCRAT
The first bottling of estate chardonnay, the lively nose offers layered aromas of citrus—lemon peel, minneola and key lime—combined with coconut and vanilla bean aromas. Tropical notes mingle with flavors of lemon meringue and green apple. Initially crisp, the mid palate rounds out then finishes with a touch of creaminess.
93 POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST; 91 POINTS - INT'L WINE REVIEW; 90 POINTS - PINOT FILE
Fresh and lively citrus aromas come together with graham cracker and a touch of brown butter. The palate is opulent and complex. Ripe fruit and lemon curd marry with round acidity finishing with supple tannins.
92 POINTS - THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE; 92 POINTS - PINOT FILE