Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Russian River Chardonnay 2017 Rated 92WE
$84.99 $81.99 price per bottle
Wine Enthusiast Review
This is a nicely made wine, its oak barrel-influence up front yet subdued. Caramel, lemon curd and graham cracker are complemented by mineral components of stone and sea air in addition to an impressive lift of tangerine. The quenching acidity doesn't prevent the texture from feeling lush but all is ultimately balanced and bright.
The nose of the Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is particularly lively this vintage, with fresh lemon curd leading the aromas, accented by mango, green apple, and a pretty lily of the valley floral note. The mouth is beautifully balanced, with a key lime pie combination of zippiness and creaminess, rounded out with apple, pear, and apricot, making this a crowd-pleasing wine for chardonnay fans of all kinds, and may even convert nonchardonnay drinkers. Its brightness makes a great foil for richer dished like spaghetti carbonara, oysters Rockefeller, or sole meuniere.