The nose shows tremendous florals, honeysuckle and magnolia. Fruits on the palate are soft ad tropical, with guava, mango, and fried plantain. There is enough Meyer Lemon to give an zippy background, but not enough to distract from the exotic fruits. This is a truly lovely wine, soft and exotic, complex but approachable. Drink with pompano en papillote. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points. DBH

WHO: Dutton Goldfield
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHEN: 2014
DESIGNATION: Dutton Ranch / Rued Vineyard
WHERE: Green Valley of the Russian River Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $55 (media sample)

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