We make over 12 expressive and distinct bottlings of wine. Each wine represents our family’s dedication to agriculture and passion for the land. With a family name, or through a story of a designated vineyard site, clonal selection or vineyard rows, Dutton Estate wines are personalized with Russian River Valley flavors and heritage. At Dutton Estate Winery, we craft Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and Late Harvest wines. A recently added project to our collection of wines, is a Sparkling Hard Apple Cider. Hard Apple Cider, noted as a sparkling fruit wine, is crafted in celebration of our family’s farming legacy with apples, and was once known as Sebastopol and Green Valley’s abundant crop planted in the early 1900's through 1990's.
A dry, medium-bodied wine, this Chardonnay highlights flavors of ripe pineapple, orange Creamsicle, kiwi, and other tropical fruits that lead to another expressive layer on the palate of baked apple, clove, and Nilla wafers with a coating of orange blossom honey.
92 Points, First Place - California Grapevine " Very Highly Recommended"
92 Points - Planet Grape Wine Review
90 Points - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
This lively wine appears light gold, with pale green shading and brilliant clarity. The Nose is full of fresh peach and pear fruit with floral lime, light grass and pepper overtones, hints of green banana. The palate shows lemon lime grass, pear and white peach fruit, nice dynamic texture with rounded melon, stone fruit with integrated lemon/lime grass acidity, white pepper, light leafy bell pepper, lemon grass finish. Lovely length and texture on the palate. This bright and smooth Sauvignon Blanc will be great match with seafood preparations that include herbs, tomatoes or peppers as well as fresh fruit, goat cheese and a crunchy baguette.
91 Points - California Grapevine
We love cool-climate Syrahs and this 2016 is no exception. It beguiles, tempts, and delivers! Deep rich violet color with bight brilliant purple edges that is reminiscent of black berry juice. Aromas of ripe plum, black cherry, and a dusting of coco powder, clove and cinnamon with ethereal vanilla notes fill the nose. This is a fleshy, juicy and fruit forward wine. The aromas follow to the pallet with additions of black cherry, blueberry and white pepper. Lush black cherry and pepper persist in the long finish. This approachable wine is a hedonistic mouthful! Rich, velvety tannins make this is a full-bodied Syrah that can be enjoyed for the next 3-5 years, or it can be enjoyed now with a plate of barbequed ribs or smoked pork with all of the summer side dishes.
Enjoy savings on this item End of Vintage Sale! Multi-generations and a love of the land are at the nexus of all the things that happen at Dutton Estate. This vineyard designation is a classic example. The vineyard was originally Tracy Dutton’s father’s property. It is now managed and farmed by Joe Dutton, his son-in-law, and sold by Tracy and her eldest daughter, Kyndall, at the winery. This cool-climate Syrah brings together everything we love – a meatiness, savory notes, and a finish that is like liquid gold. The opening bouquet reminds Tracy of one of her family’s famous three-berry pies that was freshly baked. You’ll notice a mild white pepper note come through as the flavors transition to cured meats, boysenberry, thyme, rosemary, and blackberry. The savory essence spills from every soft edge and screams to be served with a Bolognese sauce or bruschetta with sea salt, garlic, tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil. This full-bodied Syrah can be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 3-5 years.