Fifth generation grower Steve Dutton formed a partnership with winemaker Dan Goldfield in 1998. Dan found his way to California pursuing chemistry research. An avid admirer of Burgundian-styled wines, Dan brought awareness of his winemaking talents crafting wines at La Crema and Hartford Court.
17 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay:Sourced from old vine Wente Clones, there are overtones of stone citrus fruits and green apple sorbet. The tension and youthful freshness in this wine is obvious and very attractive.
17 Dutton Ranch, Shop Block Pinot Blanc:Within the core are accents of fresh apricot and macerated white peach mixed with a slice of pleasing minerality. A food-centric style of Pinot Blanc with a traditional Alsatian expression.
17 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir:These vines are planted in sandy loam Goldridge soils. A wild and vibrant Pinot Noir, opening with dried flowers and a juicy core of black plums and mulberry. There are elements of earth and savory dried sage that add another dimension to this wine.