2016 Anaba Dutton Ranch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.0% alc., pH 3.36, TA 0.67, 278 cases, $42. Grapes come from the Mills Station Vineyard and Shop Block Vineyard in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley AVA lying within the Sonoma Coast AVA. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, 90% malolactic fermentation, aged 17 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 27% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Delicate aromas of lemon, yellow apple and honeydew melon. Rich and creamy on the palate, and loaded with pineapple, honey, blond caramel and brioche flavors, with nicely integrated acidity woven into the fabric of the wine. Nothing to specifically criticize, but just doesn’t excite me. Score: 89. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Anaba Wines
From article: Recent Tastings of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay