Offers a rich and lively bouquet loaded with fresh pineapple, lemon curd and hazelnuts. Full and bright on the palate, it delivers waves of lemon, ripe stone fruit, honey, and pineapple upsidedown cake. A powerhouse Chardonnay for thrill-seekers! Enjoy over the next 3-5 years.
Ellie Phipps Price purchased the Durell Vineyard in 1998 from Ed Durell. Durell, a San Francisco food broker, acquired the land in 1977 with the intent of turning it into a cattle ranch, but began planting grapes instead.
After hiring vineyard manager Steve Hill, the pair focused exclusively on growing premium wine grapes, which they began selling to Sonoma County wineries in 1982.
Today there are over 20 top-tier wineries producing Durell Vineyard designate wines including Chasseur, Chateau St. Jean, Kistler, and Auteur.
In 2005, Ellie replanted the 8 1/2 acre Ranch House Block at Durell. This block is dedicated exclusively to Dunstan Wines, producing only a few hundred cases of premium Durell Vineyard wine each year.
- from Dunstan's website
- Our Rating 95 - Classic