2009 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch, Rued Vineyard
Green Valley of Russian River AVA, Sonoma
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $45.00 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

The 2009 is my favorite Rued Vineyard Chardonnay yet. Seems to combine the richness of the 2007 with the crispness and balance of the 2008. Wonderfully ripe, energetic pear and tropical fruits touched by a nice dose of cinammon/clove spice, subtle leesy notes, and an exotic coconut-edged floral perfume. Very ripe, round, pure, and seamless in the mouth with great length yet no hint of heaviness or oiliness. - HK 2013-05-31


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