95 Points - Limited New release of one of our favorite Russian River Chardonnays! 95 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Rued Ranch consistently is the winery's top bottling. The 2014, like its predecessors, is modest in alcohol but vast in citrus, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and mineral flavors, and enriched with smoky oak and buttery notes. It has a delicate mouthfeel that makes it a joy to savor." Only 571 cases produced. 96 points/Gold ~ North Coast Wine Competition Warren Dutton planted this Chardonnay vineyard on an east-facing hillside west of the town of Graton in 1969. The clone planted in the vineyard, which produces exceptionally exotic, highly identifiable fruit, has since been propagated across California and is now referred to as the "Rued Clone." This vineyard's old vines produce clusters with tiny golden translucent berries with incredibly enticing flavors, floral aromatics and tropical freshness.
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Beautifully rich but not oaky even though full malo . Hyde clone. Tropical fruit.
Beautifully rich but not oaky even though full malo . Hyde clone. Tropical fruit.9.1
Not as good as 2013 but still good
Not as good as 2013 but still good9.1
V14. Well done. Toasty nose. Tropical fruit, creamy finish. Nice acid. Perfectly balanced.
V14. Well done. Toasty nose. Tropical fruit, creamy finish. Nice acid. Perfectly balanced.9.2