2017 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch
The Chardonnay grapes for this wine come from the acclaimed Dutton Ranch (Mill Station Vineyard and Shop Block) in the Sonoma Coast AVA. 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. The 2017 vintage was an excellent one— well-balanced with moderate yields due to a heat spike later in the season. We were very fortunate to have picked all of our fruit prior to the October 2017 North Bay Fires, so the widespread devastation did not affect our wines.
Vibrant orange blossom and soft orchid aromas first meet the nose, with an elegant minerality following closely behind. Lime and lemon zest play well together on the palate. With a balanced mouthfeel, this wine will appease a wide range of tastes while maintaining that signature Anaba feel.