2009 DuMOL - Chardonnay chloe 750ml

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VF    WA 94   IWC 93   WS 88   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Elizabeth Grubel

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 2009 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie Vineyard bursts onto the palate with superb intensity and richness. Ripe apricots, flowers, spices and butterscotch flow from this powerful, authoritative Chardonnay. The weight and richness of these old-vine parcels informs the dense, full-bodied finish. The Chloe is made from parcels in Ritchie, Searby and Lorenzo, with vineyards planted in the 1970s.

Drink Dates: 2014-2021
Author: Antonio Galloni

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(made from old Wente clone fruit drawn from three vineyards: 60% from Ritchie and 20% each from Lorenzo and Searby; 50% new oak, no battonage): Vivid gold. Powerful aromas of orchard and pit fruits, honey and lemon curd, with a spicy topnote. Dense, smooth and expansive, with impressive volume to its ripe pear and nectarine flavors and a bright note of bitter citrus pith. Ripe and pliant but also shows excellent energy and finishes with strong thrust and mineral cut.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Starts with a moderately rich mix of tangerine, fig and pear notes, turning elegant and subtle on the finish. Drink now through 2017.

Drink Dates: 2012-2017
Author: James Laube

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/09/2013
Drink Dates:

Average rating: 92, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

71 bottles owned by 24 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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