Kistler

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

9.2257 ratings
9.135 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.4

Celebrating the life of my father-in-law. He entrusted me with the safe keeping of his only daughter. There is no gift more precious than this in my mind.

Celebrating the life of my father-in-law. He entrusted me with the safe keeping of his only daughter. There is no gift more precious than this in my mind.

May 11th, 2024
John Willison

Butterscotch, a bit herbal. Forgot about this one. Past it’s prime. Bummer.

Butterscotch, a bit herbal. Forgot about this one. Past it’s prime. Bummer.

Jun 24th, 2023
Shay A
9.3

Green Apple on the nose; limestone and toasted caramel. Sea salt and a little bit of marzipan on the palate but certainly not as savory as the ‘12 McCrea last weekend. More tropical fruit like with mango! Holding up surprisingly well with crisp acidity. Not getting any better, enjoy now!

Green Apple on the nose; limestone and toasted caramel. Sea salt and a little bit of marzipan on the palate but certainly not as savory as the ‘12 McCrea last weekend. More tropical fruit like with mango! Holding up surprisingly well with crisp acidity. Not getting any better, enjoy now!

Mar 24th, 2019
George Chen

Well that style is still fun !

Well that style is still fun !

Mar 17th, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Here we are with Arvin and Beverly Sodhani in their home for a fantastic experience! Starting off with this beautiful baby. Soft and elegant butterscotch and hints of vanilla. Round and elegant showing NO signs of oxidation!! Honeysuckle notes

Here we are with Arvin and Beverly Sodhani in their home for a fantastic experience! Starting off with this beautiful baby. Soft and elegant butterscotch and hints of vanilla. Round and elegant showing NO signs of oxidation!! Honeysuckle notes

Feb 21st, 2019
John Willison

Past it’s prime. Over ripe yellow fruit, vanilla, lacks any finish. Good wine, before.

Past it’s prime. Over ripe yellow fruit, vanilla, lacks any finish. Good wine, before.

Sep 1st, 2018
Brent Clayton

A good bottle. Nice golden color, pineapple fruit, spicy oak, but balanced.

A good bottle. Nice golden color, pineapple fruit, spicy oak, but balanced.

Jun 18th, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Wednesday Wine Committee. As always, wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert.

I pegged the varietal and producer correct here. ✔️ It had an awesome green tint in color. Almost a nuttiness characteristic that I associate with Ritchie vineyard chards, but not quite fully there. Not a butter bomb. Refined and elegant.

Wednesday Wine Committee. As always, wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert.

I pegged the varietal and producer correct here. ✔️ It had an awesome green tint in color. Almost a nuttiness characteristic that I associate with Ritchie vineyard chards, but not quite fully there. Not a butter bomb. Refined and elegant.

Oct 25th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

Bottle no. 04760 (of 22512).

You need to enjoy this with an open mind.
Most would probably say this is over the hill but personally I enjoy the "skeleton" of aged CA Chardonnays.
At age 22 there's naturally no baby fat, oak or alcohol to distract your palate but just the framework of a super solid and balanced wine.

Bottle no. 04760 (of 22512).

You need to enjoy this with an open mind.
Most would probably say this is over the hill but personally I enjoy the "skeleton" of aged CA Chardonnays.
At age 22 there's naturally no baby fat, oak or alcohol to distract your palate but just the framework of a super solid and balanced wine.

May 8th, 2017
Shawn R

Constant with my last notes. Paired really well with shrimp cocktail and pan seared diver scallops.

Constant with my last notes. Paired really well with shrimp cocktail and pan seared diver scallops.

Jan 31st, 2017