From a deft practitioner of the variety, this delivers bold balanced flavors of Meyer lemon, apricot and pear but remains most memorable for its salty gritty undertone of texture and minerality. Bright and supple, it’s a delicious wine.
Score: 94, Virginie Boone, June 1, 2018
The 2016 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch gives up savory notions of yeast extract, lightly browned toast, roasted almonds and popcorn with a core of baked apples and poached pears. Medium-bodied with a pleasantly tart backbone lifting the savory, understated flavors, it finishes on a mineral note. 5,247 cases produced.
Score: 90, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 27, 2018
Tilts toward the tart side, with a potent lemon-citrus character amid green apple and green pear flavors. Mouthwatering throughout. Drink now through 2022. 4,500 cases made.
Score: 90, James Laube, June 15, 2018