2008 DuMOL - Chardonnay chloe 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Vinfolio | Rating: 

Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Green-gold. Leesy aromas of pear skin, baking spices, orange pith and brown butter, with a suggestion of white flowers. Big, rich and sappy, but with a firm spine of acidity adding focus to the vivid orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors. Picks up weight with air, finishing with superb length and lingering notes of smoke, bitter citrus and minerals. This is still pretty young. Two-thirds of this fruit, which is all Wente clones according to Andy Smith, came from the Ritchie vineyard.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Dnadoc00
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 06/11/2011

Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews

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110 bottles owned by 40 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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