2016 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch
The 2016 growing season produced nicely balanced fruit from this cool climate AVA. The chardonnay grapes for this wine comes from the acclaimed Dutton Ranch (Mill 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.
Bright scents of tangerine and minneola are married with light oak for a beautiful bouquet. The lush palate carries more citrus, along with kiwi and lychee flavors, in vibrant, tangy acidity and with a present, but not over-powering, oak presence. Great mouth feel with a delightfully crisp finish.