This wine's Honeycrisp apple and Applejacks cereal scents lead the nose before bold layers of luxurious texture confirm its complexity and overall appeal on the palate. Densely packed with flavor, it also shows plenty of structure to support its powerful range.
A fresh and lemony chardonnay with stone and sliced apple undertones. Full body, delicious fruit and a tangy acidity but always dense and flavorful. Agile. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Opening with apricot, guava and honey toast scents with a waft of butterscotch, the 2015 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch has a medium body laden with ripe stone fruit and toast flavors, marked by a lively backbone and finishing clean and fresh.
The 2015 growing season yielded an extremely fresh and dynamic expression of Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, offering lovely layered aromas of pear, pineapple, Gravenstein apple, taffy and white flowers. On the palate, a streak of minerality adds to this wine’s graceful, energetic structure, underscoring the orchard fruit flavors of apple and pear. French oak-inspired notes of sweet smoke and burnt sugar add depth and nuance to a lingering finish. Once again, Dutton Ranch has delivered a wonderfully age-worthy wine that captures the charm and complexity of some of Sonoma County’s oldest Chardonnay vines.
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