Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Have you heard of Dutton Ranch’s sustainably-farmed Goldridge (“moon dust”) soil? Here’s your chance to experience it! Goldridge, with its excellent drainage and low yields, is known for producing premium grapes and Chardonnay with intense fruit and citrusy notes. For the “terroir geeks”, it’s a fine sandy loam with tiny gold flecks – aka moon dust!
Note: If you’ve stored this wine in the refrigerator, please pull it out for 20-30 minutes and aerate before enjoying – you’ll get so much more out of the wine!
This wine dazzles with its shiny, transparent, pale golden color. Quite aromatic. Citrusy, oaky and orange vanilla creamsicle come to mind, with layers of crisp gold apple, wet stone and nutmeg as the wine opens. Medium in body, creamy, but not too heavy on the palate, this wine’s prominent acidity leading to a zesty, refreshing finish wrapped in citrus and caramelized oak. A showstopper bottle, each is hand waxed – a really nice gift bottle!
RegionDutton Ranch, Russian River Valley AVA, CA
AgeabilityCellar through 2020 and beyond
- Sourced from Dutton Ranch's Sebastopol vineyard, where vines dwell in famed "moon dust" soil
- Aged in 30% new French oak for 10 months