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2012 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Rued Vineyard

  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • IC92
  • WA90
  • ST90

Reviews

IC92
Ian Conroy - JJ Buckley, January 2013
The bright light gold core has almost no color charge to the rim. The nose is intense, exhibiting lots of sweet fruit, apricot, pineapple, quince, and vanilla bean are dominate. Secondary tones of freshly cut flowers... The bright light gold core has almost no color charge to the rim. The nose is intense, exhibiting lots of sweet fruit, apricot, pineapple, quince, and vanilla bean are dominate. Secondary tones of freshly cut flowers, butter and minerals add nice complexity. The palate is viscous and rich with round refined tannins. The acidity is moderate, and is just enough to add balance to this palate coating wine. Ready to enjoy now, this will also continue to age will for the next 3-5 years.
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The outstanding 2012 Chardonnay Rued Vineyard comes from an east-facing hillside parcel not far from the little hippie town of Graton. It was planted in 1969, so these are relatively old vines, and the Rued clone tends to... The outstanding 2012 Chardonnay Rued Vineyard comes from an east-facing hillside parcel not far from the little hippie town of Graton. It was planted in 1969, so these are relatively old vines, and the Rued clone tends to produce tropical and floral notes, as evidenced by this cuvée of Chardonnay. It is very flowery, with notes of pineapple, mango and honeysuckle followed by a medium to full-bodied, luscious mouthfeel and a long finish with just enough acidity to provide delineation and freshness. Drink it over the net 4-5 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright, light yellow. Subdued but fresh aromas of mango, pineapple, yellow flowers and nutty vanillin oak. Silky, fat and plump but also classically dry. More reticent than the other two 2012 chardonnays here, with its... Bright, light yellow. Subdued but fresh aromas of mango, pineapple, yellow flowers and nutty vanillin oak. Silky, fat and plump but also classically dry. More reticent than the other two 2012 chardonnays here, with its fruit partly hidden by oak today. I'd give this another year before pulling the cork.

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