2006 DuMOL - Chardonnay Russian River Valley 1.5L

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WA 91-93   WS 91   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 91-93

The 2006 Chardonnays follow suit, with the 2006 Chardonnay Russian River beautifully floral, with plenty of honeysuckle, citrus oil, mineral, and hazelnut. It is ripe, fleshy, and altogether a delicious example of this varietal that should drink nicely for 4-5 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Smoky caramel aromas join ripe fig and melon fruit in this full-bodied, well-oaked wine, made in a style for those who enjoy a strong oak presence.

Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Author: James Laube
Issue: Web

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: cpcolliton
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/24/2009

Rating: 93
Author: Khaled H
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/21/2015
Drink Dates: 2008-2017
Light gold. Extremely fresh. Great acidity. Still vibrant. Aromas and flavors of citrus, lime and mild tropical fruits. Medium finish

Rating: 91
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/06/2009
Drink Dates: Now-2012

Rating: 91
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 07/05/2009

Rating: 91
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/05/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2014
Vanilla, lemon curd. Sprightly acid and a crisp finish.

Average rating: 92, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

22 bottles owned by 14 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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