2008 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $35.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Like the single-vineyard 2008 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, the 2008 Dutton Ranch is a Chardonnay with excellent richness, balance, freshness, and purity, and is both crisper and more focused to my taste than the 2007. Lemon curd, tangerine, and a healthy dose of cinnamon spice highlight the aromas and flavors along with a nice touch of vanilla and toast. Creamy and full in the mouth and finish without feeling remotely sweet or cloying. [Price indicated is club price; normal retail is $35.] - HK 2010-12-08

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