2018 Dutton Estate Chardonnay, Kyndall's Reserve, Russian River Valley
A perfect balance of all things we do well here at Dutton Estate Winery, grape growing and winemaking. With fruit being sourced from all of Dutton Ranch's finest Chardonnay Vineyards we fermented equal parts in our concrete Eggs, stainless steel and French oak. Pale straw and light golden in color, the nose opens up with super expressive Chardonnay aromas of apricot, white peach, lemon, vanilla and hints of little cuties. French oak frames the flavors without being the center of attention. The aromas follow through to the palate, with rich dried apricot surrounded by pear and lemon zest. The oak again plays a key role of only framing the flavors without overpowering the wine or hiding the fruit. A solid Chardonnay, this wine has a beautiful long finish, making it a quintessential offering. Kyndall’s Reserve Chardonnay is part of our Sisters Selection and is a family designation wine, named for Joe and Tracy Dutton’s eldest daughter whose vibrant and down-to-earth personality reflect this approachable Chardonnay.