Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2014

$124.99

Limited single-vineyard Kistler Chardonnay now available. 94 Points Robert Parker:  "As for the Chardonnay Dutton Ranch, this leans more toward tropical fruits, such as pineapple and mango, with buttery brioche notes, a good, deep, rich full-bodied mouthfeel and one of the more exotic personalities in this portfolio. Drink over the next 4-6 years... ...The single-vineyard wines all represent much smaller quantities of wine. There have been several noticeable changes in the Kistler wines over the last few years, as they are certainly picking the Pinot Noir at an earlier date and going for less extraction, more fragrance and delicacy. The Chardonnays are still powerful wines but they have backed off the new oak to about 40%. (About 10 years ago, it was around 60%.) Other than that they are still potent and rich Chardonnays that are meant to be drunk in their first 4-6 years of life.

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Wednesday Wine Committee. As always, wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert. I pegged the varietal and producer correct here. ✔️ It had an awesome green tint in color. Almost a nuttiness characteristic that I associate with Ritchie vineyard chards, but not quite fully there. Not a butter bomb. Refined and elegant.

Wednesday Wine Committee. As always, wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert. I pegged the varietal and producer correct here. ✔️ It had an awesome green tint in color. Almost a nuttiness characteristic that I associate with Ritchie vineyard chards, but not quite fully there. Not a butter bomb. Refined and elegant.

9.3

Charles Kingsbaker

Stunning Sonoma Coast with melon, apple and peaches. Perfect buttery compliment to some Dungy Crab!!

Stunning Sonoma Coast with melon, apple and peaches. Perfect buttery compliment to some Dungy Crab!!

9.4

Elizabeth Mitts

Jen's goodby tour

Jen's goodby tour

9.7

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.