WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • APPELLATION
    Russian River Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Oh hey, June. You sure showed up quick. Did we even have a May? The weeks have blurred. Nonetheless, we have an itch for warm weather sippers now that the summer months are officially upon us. So today we’re kicking off the week with some minerally, citrusy, layered Sauvignon Blanc from the Russian River Valley at a poppin’ $16!

Dutton Estate is one of those legendary producers in Sonoma County known for their prestigious vineyards in the Green Valley and broader Russian River Valley AVAs. Many wineries come knocking on their doors for their sustainably farmed fruit including the likes of Kistler, Martin Ray, Patz & Hall, Chapellet, duMOL, Hartford, Ramey and others.

This particular wine is named after the owners’ middle daughter who’s "adventurous spirit and sparkling personality reflect the plethora of fruit, spice and floral notes found in this wine." Sourced from two of their sustainably farmed vineyards planted to the Musqué SB clone, the wine was fermented in stainless steel and barrel before aging in mainly neutral oak with just a smidge of new French oak to give a broader texture to the wine.  The result is a lively, bright, fresh SB with notes of peaches, melons, Meyer lemons and limes and hints of pepper, lemongrass, minerals and just a touch of warm spice at the finish. A yummy summer aperitif if we ever met one!

The Dutton wines rarely see the broader market as they’re mainly found at their tasting room, select boutique retailers and restaurants, but interesting times call for hard-to-get wines! $96 a 6-pack with shipping included. Happy June!

TASTING NOTES 

A lively, bright, fresh SB with notes of peaches, melons, Meyer lemons and limes and hints of pepper, lemongrass, minerals and just a touch of warm spice at the finish.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Dutton Estate Winery is in the Green Valley AVA in the Russian River Valley located near the small charming town of Sebastopol. Once a dominant apple-growing region, Sebastopol is now a destination hide-away and home to the winery’s founders, Joe and Tracy Dutton.

Joe and Tracy’s agricultural heritage is deeply rooted in Sebastopol, as Tracy’s great-grandparents began farming apples in the 1920’s and today continues growing apples and grapes at the family’s recognized farm and food production facility in Forestville at Kozlowski Farms.

Joe is co-owner of Dutton Ranch, which was founded in 1964 by his parents. Today, Dutton Ranch farms 1300 acres of grapes and 250 acres of apples, all within the Green Valley-Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations.