2015 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch
The 2015 growing season produced low yields with quality, concentrated fruit from this cool climate AVA. The chardonnay grapes for this wine comes from the acclaimed Dutton Ranch (Mills Station Vineyard and Shop Block) in the Green Valley sub-AVA of Russian River Valley which lies within Sonoma Coast. The cool, foggy climate of the region delivers nice acidity and citrus flavors to the wine while the Goldridge and Sebastopol Clay Loam soils add to its complexity.
Scents of tropical fruits, minneola, marzipan and pinebox are married in the beautiful bouquet of this wine. A vibrant, mouth-filling and lush palate carries hints of apple blossom and lemon meringue while elevating the acid in the mid-palate and gives way to great texture with subtle essence of oak on the finish.