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2009 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley
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About Dutton-Goldfield

Since 1998, Dan Goldfield and Steve Dutton have worked together, to produce some of the most outstanding wines in the Russian River Valley. Of the 7,000 cases produced each vintage, 95% of the wines are estate grown, from several premier properties owned by Dutton Ranch.

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2009 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley

Producer: Dutton-Goldfield
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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Excellent Chardonay
06/30/2012
by Bernal14117174
Russian River Chardonays are always great but this one was exceptional.
Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
05/11/2011
by Jace
DG Chardonnays are some of my all-time favorites out of California. I'm not a CA Chard lover in general but these always seem crisp and delicious.
A lovely bold Chardonnay
10/29/2013
by McKellar10505666
Dutton-Goldfield gives you not only a delicious balanced wine, but a wine that gives you value for your money.
Typical Dutton-Goldfield goodie!
09/19/2011
by Pleman13827194
I don't beleive anyone/anywhere produces great whites more cosistent than these people.
05/21/2011
by westbrook14080393
buttery
Tremendous!!
05/12/2011
by MasVino
Even our Francophile friends at the table enjoyed this wine. Nice notes of tropical fruit and so well-balanced. Sharp, clean finish. Good bottle.
Consistency
05/12/2011
by asr12577007
Dutton Goldfield hits the mark with their Pinots and Syrahs. This Chardonnay is no different. Delicious.
More???
05/12/2011
by ve12570407
I would love another case. Even two.
Not what I hoped for
01/05/2012
by Johnson11219446
I have to agree w WASSERBURG13992535....I think that this is an acceptable wine. To me, it is light, fruity, w a lot of citrus. It lacks the fullness & richness that I look for in a chard (yeah....I like the old style that is so hard to find today). It is ok, a good clean chard, but does not deserve the extravagant write up it got.
Definitely NOT a Kistler
11/01/2011
by McGary12654905
OK Chard, lighter on the oak than most California Chards and not a butter ball. Not very complex or full flavor but nice citrus flavors and decent acidity. Better California Chard than most in this price range but this wine should not be mentioned in the same breath as Kistler.
Not what I had hoped!
10/01/2011
by WASSERBURG13992535
I think that this is an acceptable wine. It has the start of the greats (Kistler,Forman) but lacks the fullness & richness by a large mark. It is ok, a good clean chard, but does not deserve the extravagant write up it got.

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