2008 DuMOL - Chardonnay chloe 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: Elizabeth Grubel

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

My favorite 2008 DuMol white is the 2008 Chardonnay Chloe, which comes primarily from the Ritchie Vineyard's 36-year old parcel planted with the old Wente clone. A big, extroverted perfume of orange rinds, citrus oil, lychee nuts, quince and white currants intermingled with a hint of crushed rocks soars from the glass of this dry, full-bodied Chardonnay. With exuberant fruit intensity, a structured mouthfeel and amazing length, it should drink well for a decade or more.

Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 193

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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 4 reviews
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107 bottles owned by 41 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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