2009 DuMOL - Chardonnay clare 750ml

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Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Elizabeth Grubel

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(made from fruit grown in the Hyde vineyard, all old Wente clone; 50% new oak and no battonage): Bright gold. A wild, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes fresh pear, lemon and melon, along with note sf iodine and salty minerals. Stains the palate with deep orchard fruit and floral flavors, showing a powerful mineral overtone and excellent back end thrust. Finishes sappy and gently sweet, with superb clarity and subtle smokiness.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 2009 Chardonnay Clare Hyde Vineyard is a beautiful, focused wine. It possesses the textural richness that is typical of this site, but with quite a bit of minerality and freshness as well. Clean saline notes frame the nicely delineated finish. This parcel was planted with Wente clones 17 years ago.

Drink Dates: 2014-2021
Author: Antonio Galloni

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

Intense and vibrant, with rich and structured flavors of pure, focused citrus, yellow apple, spice and honeysuckle. Gains depth on the finish. Drink now through 2018.

Drink Dates: 2018-2018
Author: James Laube

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Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews

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47 bottles owned by 20 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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