2010 DuMOL - Chardonnay isobel 750ml

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WA 92   IWC 92   WS 90   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The 2010 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard is racy, elegant and perfumed. The long growing season yielded a focused wine that nicely balances richness and minerality. Hints of dried apricots, pears, light floral honey and herbs add complexity in the bright, focused finish. Here, too, there is a touch of botrytis that adds complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.

Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

(40% new oak and aged for 15 months on its lees): Light gold. Vibrant citrus, mineral and floral scents are complicated by subtle mineral and smoke nuances. Sappy, deeply concentrated lemon and pear flavors are brightened by juicy acidity and given a firm edge by chalky minerals. Shows very good power on the long, energetic finish, which repeats the mineral and floral qualities. All of this fruit came from 29-year-old vines in the Charles Heintz vineyard.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 168

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Richly layered, offering tropical fruit, bubble gum and ripe apple, this is slow to unravel but gets better with every sip, ending with a dash of smoky oak.

Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Author: James Laube

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 10/04/2014
nice wine but not great - lemon, apple, minerality but more wood than I prefer

Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews
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89 bottles owned by 18 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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