For over 25 years, we have remained committed to handcrafting small-lot and single-vineyard wines, with an exclusive focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Produced using grapes from storied vineyards in the Napa Valley, Russian River Valley, Mendocino County, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands, these benchmark wines embody our passionate approach to winemaking, and the diversity of world-class California winegrowing
Jeb Dunnuck 95 The 2016 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch offers more honeyed citrus, orchard fruits, pineapple, and floral notes, with a gorgeous minerality developing with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, vibrant and fresh, with good acidity and building richness, it's classic all the way and a thrilling
Wine Enthusiast 94 This lovely, memorable wine from a fantastically farmed site is grippy in cherry and pomegranate with a backbone of integrated oak. Crunchy in texture, it shines in floral aromatics and a balanced body weight that's fruity and complex. Wine Advocate 94 The 2014 Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator 90 "Intense and flavorful, with earth-scented anise and red berry themes built on fine-grained tannins that impart structure, focus and persistence." " The 2014 vintage offers a complex, layered expression of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with inviting aromas of warm cherry cobbler,
Wine Advocate 91 "The biggest cuvée, the 2013 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from many different sources, including Dutton Ranch, Martinelli Family, Chenoweth Vineyard, and a handful of others, that are blended together for a relatively consistent style from vintage to vintage. The lovely 2013
Wine Advocate 93 " The 2012 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a big-time winner. There are nearly 9,000 cases of this wine, which was bottled at the end of July. Beautiful notes of ripe pineapple, orange marmalade, honeysuckle and white currants jump from the glass of this wine, which was made from a
" The 2012 growing season produced exceptional Pinot Noirs throughout the Sonoma Coast and beyond. Like many of our 2012s, our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir displays lush red fruit, with lovely spice and sassafras notes. Though already precociously inviting, it possesses the ample structure, acidity and
Wine Spectator 92"Ripe and juicy, with red and black plum and black cherry flavors. The silky texture lets the flavors linger on the finish, ending with a touch of fresh earth and anise. Drink now through 2022.” ~ JL
Wine Spectator 93"Exhibits a rich, layered mix of ripe pear, fig, melon and honeysuckle flavors that are intense yet polished, firm and concentrated. The long, lingering finish repeats the fruit themes, with a hint of butterscotch. Drink now through 2012. 7,000 cases made. "
Wine Spectator 92"Fragrant floral aromas, with firm, taut hazelnut, spice, green apple and lemon drop flavors that are rich yet elegant, deftly balanced and long and lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 1,478 cases made."
" Embodying the rich diversity of world-class vineyards in the acclaimed Sonoma Coast appellation, and the talents of the gifted winegrowers who farm these sites, we are pleased to unveil our premier vintage of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Combining fruit from a whos who of the appellations most
Wine Spectator 87"Dense and well-structured, this is marked by earthy berry, currant, anise and cedary oak flavors that veer toward dryness on the finish. Needs time. Drink now through 2011. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 660 cases made." Web Only 2007
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Shows spectacularly ripe berries, cherries, anise, bacon, sandalwood and spices, wrapped into smooth, ultra-fine tannins. For all the richness, it finishes dry. A big wine, but balanced and nuanced. "
Robert Parker 94 "Although still backward, the 2003 Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard is a fine white. A liqueur of stone-like character gives this wine presence and nobility. Full-bodied and intense, with notions of citrus oils and tropical fruits along with tremendous purity and crisp acidity,
"This beautiful wine blends a selection of fruit from small, family owned vineyard sites from Sonoma Coast, Green Valley, Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley . Some of Sonoma's most distinguished viticulturists and vineyard owners provide fruit for this complex blend, including the Dutton
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Bright green-tinged yellow. High-pitched aromas of citrus peel, yellow plum and flowers. Shapely, vibrant and mineral-driven, with a tactile, saline quality to the ripe, sweet flavors of white peach and orange zest. Very firm acidity gives this an almost youthfully tart