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2006 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley

Patz & Hall

Winery brand: Patz & Hall

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White Wine, Vintage 2006


Russian River Valley - California, United States


Dutton Ranch

VinTank Wine ID

840-0090-004949-01-2006-1-0003 (permalink, short)


100% Chardonnay


35% New French Oak: 10 Mo.
Sulfites Added


Alcohol: 14.2%




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
VinTank Product ID: 840-0090-004949-01-2006-1-0003-03-7 Suggested Retail Price: US $39.00 sold out

Steve Heimoff - 91

Review: "A rich but elegant Chardonnay. Shows massive, concentrated flavors of pineapples, pears and green apples, liberally accented with the vanilla and buttered toast of oak barrels. Flamboyant, yet balanced with crisp coastal acidity and a tang of minerals."

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Vintage Notes

This vineyard yields fragrant, tropical aromatics underscored by a crisp mineral character. Look for fresh tastes of Gravenstein apple and exotic fruit flavors of passion fruit and guava. Produced from some of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in western Sonoma County, this wine is a blend of California heritage clones- Robert Young, Rued, Hyde-Wente and UC Davis clone 4. Mostly dry-farmed, the vines struggle to produce small but intensely concentrated berries, making for great depth of flavor and texture.

Vineyard Notes

In 1969, while the nation looked to San Francisco during the Summer of Love, Warren Dutton planted some of the first Chardonnay vines in western Sonoma. Sons Steve and Joe Dutton, along with their mother Gail, carry on in Warren’s footsteps with what is now one of Sonoma County’s most successful vineyard operations. We are able to select from six blocks of Chardonnay planted with California heirloom clones (Robert Young, Rued, Hyde-Wente and UC Davis clone 4) for the Dutton Ranch Chardonnay bottling.

Tasting Notes

One of our finest incarnations of the DUTTON RANCH Russian River Valley Chardonnay to date, this bright, enticing wine benefits from the addition of old-vine Wente selection fruit from the Dutton’s Walker Hill block located in the cool climate of the Green Valley. From its wonderfully effusive aromas of stone fruit, green apple and narcissus to its pure fruit flavors of pineapple, peach and spicy pear, this Chardonnay offers an intricate, plush, creamy palate and a long, textured finish that combines finesse with dense, structured acidity.

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