Located less than a mile west of the town of Graton in Sonoma County, the Dutton Sullivan Vineyard was planted in 1982 to a heritage selection of Wente Chardonnay on its own rootstock. With its proximity to the Pacific Ocean the growing season of warm, sunny days followed by cool, foggy evenings allows for a slow and even ripening. The extremely small clusters and berries grown at this vineyard produce wines of remarkable flavor and texture.
A greenish-golden color introduces this luscious Chardonnay. Hints of toasted oats, oak, crushed rock, and citrus fill the glass. Lemon curd, Bosc pear, green apple, and ginger snap mingle in the succulence of this wine. Palate coating, the flavors carry through to a lingering finish that begs to be replenished. Enjoy now or over the next 2 – 4 years.
Oak: 100% French; 33% new oak, 33% twice used and 33% older.
Vineyard: Dutton Sullivan Vineyard
Harvest Dates: October 9, 2014
Bottled: January 30, 2016
Cases Produced: 150