2010 DuMOL - Chardonnay chloe 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

(from 38-year-old vines in the Ritchie Vineyard; all old Wente clone; 50% new oak): Bright green-gold. A flamboyant bouquet offers candied citrus fruits, white peach and pear nectar, along with honey, vanilla and ginger notes. A smoky mineral quality comes up with air and carries onto the palate, energizing the wine's deep orchard and pit fruit flavors. Shows a suave blend of richness and vivacity, finishing sappy, focused and very long.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 2010 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie Vineyard is direct and focused from start to finish. There is a distinct pointedness to the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Some of the other DuMol Chardonnays are richer and more voluptuous, but the Ritchie is much more linear in style, at least today. It will be interesting to see where this goes over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.

Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

A potent and richly flavored wine, slow to reveal the core of ripe fig, green apple and honeydew melon flavors, with a long, persistent finish.

Drink Dates: 2013-2019
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: noelivan
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/17/2015

Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

119 bottles owned by 26 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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