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2017 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

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June 4, 2023 - $81



97Jeb Dunnuck

...offers tons of stone and orchard fruits, white flowers, and a kiss of salty minerality. It’s beautifully balanced on the palate, has high yet integrated acidity, a terrific sense of elegance, and is another release from this team that’s impossible to fault...

96Vinous / IWC 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...the Dutton Ranch is all class...

94Wine Spectator

Pure and precise, with a lithe blend of intense white fruit and minerality, backed by juicy acidity. The vibrant finish is filled with lemongrass notes and long, powerful hints of savory herb.

93+ The Wine Advocate

Scented of gunflint, toast and petrichor to begin...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.


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.