2013 Anaba Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.0% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.62, 206 cases, $36. Sourced from Mills Station Vineyard and Shop Block, both Dutton Ranch properties in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Harvest Brix 23.6ยบ. Wente clone. Whole cluster pressed, 100% barrel fermented, 100% malolactic fermentation, aged 9 months on lees in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Pleasant aromas of lemon oil, lemongrass, pineapple and caramel lead to a bright and crisp style of citrus driven wine that is almost crunchy. A hint of banana and brioche is a donation from oak. Fruit and acidity work in harmony in this enjoyable offering. Dutton Ranch fruit always delivers the goods. Score: 90. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: Anaba Wines
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