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Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $38.00 per bottle

Description: From one of the finest fruit sources in all of California, the Dutton chardonnay is taken from several locations of the vineyard, hand picked and whole-cluster pressed. 100% barrel fermented after being cold-settled, the wine is then aged sur-lie and hand stirred every two weeks. Spicy peach and tart apple, with hints of lime. 680 cases produced.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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