2011 DuMOL - Chardonnay Russian River Valley 750ml

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2011 DuMOL - Chardonnay Russian River Valley

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Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | 92

(from the highest-density planting in the area, at 3,700 vines per acre, according to Andy Smith): Wild, smoky aromas of musky citrus fruits and minerals. Plusher and silkier than the Isobel, showing more obvious ripeness to its stone fruit and vanillin oak flavors. Finishes broad and full, with lingering notes of vanilla and nuts. Smith chose the best barrels to make this wine, and they happened to include a high percentage of new oak, including a lot of Chassin barriques .

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 174

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2011 Chardonnay Russian River is a blend from some of the finest Sonoma vineyards, including Ritchie, Lorenzo, Hyde, DuMol and Heintz. Largely made from the Old Wente clone of Chardonnay blended with some of the Mt. Eden clone, it was barrel-fermented and aged 14 months on its lees with no lees stirring and only about 30% new French oak used. A light green/straw color is followed by terrific aromas of white peaches, pineapples, brioche, and a hint of creme brulee. Full-bodied with beautiful purity and texture, it is the equal of any Chardonnay selling for twice the price. It should drink well for 5+ years.

Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 210

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Wine Spectator | 88

Dense and concentrated, this is a bit coarse in texture, with gripping tannins, offering intense flavors of ripe peach and nectarine.

Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: James Laube

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Score: 89
Author: bsbrown05
Tasted On: 08/01/2014
Light gold in color. Grapefruit, Apricot. Medium finish. Ginger.
Score: 91
Author: Ish Wine Cellar
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 05/18/2013
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About This Producer

The 25-acre biodynamically farmed DuMOL Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating east-facing slope of one of Russian River Valley's most famous ridgelines. From this classic site, and in tandem with some of the coastal area's finest growers, DuMOL crafts wines that fully capture the aromatics, flavors, and textures that exemplify their vineyard sites and the varietal characteristics in the purest and most precise form.

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