2009 DuMOL - Chardonnay Russian River Valley 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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Drink Dates: 2011-2017
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: coffeemuse
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/14/2011

Rating: 94
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/20/2013
Drink Dates:

Rating: 94
Author: Kjartan
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/14/2011

Average rating: 89, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

108 bottles owned by 33 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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