2017 Dutton Vineyard ChardonnayJoin To Purchase
Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate
Scented of gunflint, toast and petrichor to begin, the 2017 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch, grown in Goldridge soils, fleshes out slowly to savory notions of baked apple, pie crust, spring honey, lemon curd, dried leaves and quince peel. Medium-bodied, rounded and textured with savory layers, it's lifted by juicy acidity and finishes long. I suspect this needs more time in bottle to flesh out and give all it's got.
A highlight in this lineup, the 2017 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is such an intriguing wine because of the way it is airy and lifted and yet also so deep in feel. Citrus peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper add striking aromatic top notes to this brilliant, vertically built Chardonnay. In 2017, the Dutton Ranch is all class. It is also one of my personal favorites.