"2004 DUTTON GOLDFIELD Russian River. Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay; $35.00, (92 points.)--APPEARANCE: Brilliant pale lemon-gold in color and intensity; NOSE: Clean, pronounced grape aromas of citrus, fruit, floral and spice--bright citrus, ripe green apple, pear and stone fruit–tropical: pineapple and star fruit, citrus blossom, light spicy oak; PALATE: Dry, crisp, full, balanced backbone of citrus is overlaid by a core of complex pronounce pear, stone fruits, spice and mineral–very long and revealing even more on the finish!
CONCLUSION: This is an exciting Russian River Chardonnay rich in tropical citrus, fruit, spice and floral greet the nose, all carry through on the palate revealing layers of sophistication accented by a bright mineral signature and a long complex layered lime, tangerine finish.
ADDITIONAL TASTING NOTES: This exciting wine will pair well with the most indulgent foods–from pâtés and fresh mozzarella to escargots, salmon and fettuccini Alfredo.