2005 DuMOL - Chardonnay clare 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 2005 Chardonnay Clare offers exotic tropical fruit notes, has a medium straw color, seems more tightly knit in the mouth, with more noticeable acidity. This acidity gives the wine tremendous structure and tightness, reminding me of a backward white Burgundy in terms of its structural mouthfeel. This is another beauty that should drink nicely for 5-7 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Tight and concentrated, with a mix of green apple, citrus, Meyer lemon and flinty mineral notes that are intense and focused, with a complex finish that ends with a touch of oak. 268 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Burghound | Rating: 89

(from the Hyde Vineyard in the Los Carneros AVA that was aged for a full 18 months on its lees; bottled at 14.5%) No review available

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 32

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/20/2009
Good Russian River chardonnay with spicy notes and vanilla; good now, would probably benefit from a few more years in bottle to smooth out the spicy edges

Average rating: 90, based on 4 reviews
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139 bottles owned by 91 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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