The Calling Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (2018)

Style:  Full-body White                     Vintage: 2017            ABV: 14.26%   

Appellation: Russian River Valley AVA                Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Sonoma County                        County:  California

The Dutton family farms 1,100 acres of vineyards—a collection of over 60 non-contiguous parcels in Russian River Valley. We worked with Steve Dutton to pinpoint just the right fruit, landing on three distinctive parcels that, when blended together, deliver a complete, complex wine. Gail Ann Vineyard in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contributes ripe tropical elements; The Mill Station Vineyard, one of the coolest spots in Russian River, lends a strong minerality and structural backbone; while Dutton Hill with its cool hillside location and sandy, well-drained soil ensures beautiful complexity and structure.

91 pts - This is a smooth, salty and textured white wine, balanced and complex in nature, that shows an array of aromas and flavors. Quince, passion fruit, green apple and Meyer lemon appear across a widely appealing, layered palate that finishes in baking spice. - Wine Enthusiast

90 pts - Featuring green melon, Bosc pears, citrus pith and yeasty hints, the light to medium-bodied 2017 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch has a good core of ripe fruit lifted by lively acidity and finishes long with honey hints. - Robert Parker