2012 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch, Rued Vineyard
Green Valley of Russian River AVA, Sonoma
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $50.00 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

The Dutton-Goldfield Rued Chardonnay is remarkably consistent from year to year. The 2012 seems somehow richer and perhaps less crystalline-pure than some other vintages, but the telltale tropical fruit, sweet citrus and sweet flower notes are there as always. Riper and fuller-feeling in the mouth than some of the cooler vintages, but has the acid balance to stay fresh and full of life. - HK 2016-04-26


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