The Durrell vineyard could easily carry the “Premier Cru” tag if it was located in Burgundy! It has been the source of success for many wineries alike. Kistler, DuMol, etc. The “Ranch House Block” of the Durrell Vineyard is the “top notch” site of this estate! With winemaker Kenneth Juhasz (Auteur) at the helm, one cannot go wrong and expect only the best-of-the best, and the 2012 is just that, an amazing wine! Ellie Phipps Price purchased the Durrell vineyard in 1998 from founder Ed Durrell, who had purchased the ranch in 1977 with the intend of turning into a cattle ranch, but decided to plant grapes instead, or we would have never experienced great grapes from this stunning vineyard! Instead we might have seen “Durrell Beef” in the stores instead J!
Dunstan 2012 Chardonnay “Durrell” Sonoma Coast
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Amazing color and aroma! The nose offers up a bouquet with plentiful bright tropical fruit, fresh flowers, and hints of mango and peach. A very subtle touch of toasty vanilla lingers throughout but is not overpowering at all! On the palate this wine offers up gobs of stunning fruit flavors, laced with a touch of hazelnut. The wines is rich and full-bodied, yet extremely delicate and elegant from start to finish. This is amazing quality and value in a bottle and truly a very good Cal-Burgundy example. Very small production!