Deep in the heart of the Russian River region, a meandering drive down a country lane ends at the gates of the famed Dutton Ranch “Big Block Vineyard” and the home of our 2014 Frisson Russian River Dutton Ranch Chardonnay. This famed Wente Clone has long been identified as a superior grape capable of producing a wine with intriguing complexity, acid balance, fruit, and long, long finish. Nurtured in a cooler climate with fine sandy loam soils using sustainable farming practices by the highly respected Dutton Ranch viticulturists, the second vintage of our award-winning Chardonnay hits all the right buttons.
This sensuous Chardonnay is perfect for lovers of this varietal and begins with the romance of the nose. Honey, caramel, a hint of ripe apricot lead to a deeper embrace of peach, a little honeydew and a satisfying edge of limestone tempered with more honey. The palate is full and satisfyingly rich with a long vanilla finish.