2020 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch RRV Chardonnay
Dutton Goldfield Winery is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Fifth generation grower Steve Dutton formed a partnership with winemaker Dan Goldfield in 1998. Dan found his way to California pursuing chemistry research at UC Berkley and later an MS degree in enology from UC Davis. An avid admirer of Burgundian-styled wines, Dan brought awareness of his winemaking talents crafting wines at La Crema and Hartford Court. Dutton Goldfield manages 1,300 acres of land with 60 non-contiguous parcels in Russian River Valley.
This medium yellow Chardonnay displays fresh orchard fruits of apple blossom, nectarine, and bright orange rinds. The mid-palate is very appealing and exotic with lemon tart, buttered toast and graham crackers, which flow effortlessly across your palate. It has an inviting personality and keeps your attention through a fresh and memorable finish.
By W Peter Hoyne