Our Chardonnay is sourced from a small vineyard planted in coveted Goldridge soil. We follow specific winemaking practices to achieve an understated, crisp and clean Chardonnay- early harvesting, whole cluster pressing and inhibiting malolactic fermentation.
The result is an enjoyable wine infused with citrus aromas and rich meringue flavors.
Wine Advocate, October, 2016
The 2015 Lucie Chardonnay Dutton Ranch in Russian River is produced from an Old Wente clone, and enjoys ten weeks of bâtonnage. Plenty of smoky hazelnuts, lemon custard, apple blossom, brioche and honeysuckle are present in this wine that mimics a Premier Cru from Meursault, or possibly a Chassagne- Montrachet. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Wine Enthusiast, June 1, 2017
Exotically floral on the nose, the prettiness of this wine follows through on the palate, salty and high in acidity, with a tang of lemon peel and lemon verbena. Focused and fresh, it has body and weight within that context, ultimately finding a balance that persists on the lengthy finish.
- 100% Chardonnay from the Dutton Hill Vineyard
- Barrel fermented and aged in once-used Taransaud barrels sur lie for 10 months
- Alcohol: 14.5 %
- TA: 0.67 g/100ml
- pH: 3.51
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 195 cases
Release Date: Spring 2017
Click here to download the 2014 Lucie Dutton Ranch Chardonnay tasting notes.