Dumol chardonnay clare

Chardonnay, "Clare" 2013

DuMOL

Spicy savory aromas: juniper, wild sage and fennel before fruit arrives. Fresh crunchy apple, stone fruits, apricot and melon. Richness builds but always a slate, sea shell edge. Intense lemon/lime oil palate, white pepper then richer oatmeal and almond paste. Coursing mineral vein from start to finish. Mid-palate opens up with obviously depth and power but always tense, energetic structure and long lingering persistent acidity. Drink between 2016 and 2021.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Hyde Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
40% new French oak (12 months), stainless steel tank (6 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
941

Reviews

  • "95 points. The 2013 Chardonnay Clare comes 100% from the Hyde Vineyard and represents a 22-year-old Wente clone of Chardonnay. This wine displays more buttery brioche notes, hints of tangerine oil and lemon blossom, a subtle, discreet use of oak, loamy soil undertones, and a full-bodied, almost premier cru Meursault-like white Burgundy personality. Complex, rich and multi-layered, this is a beauty to drink over the next decade." (Wine Advocate)
  • "93+ points. The 2013 Chardonnay Clare Hyde Vineyard has a real sense of phenolic intensity and salivating energy that balances the depth of the fruit. This is another wine that readers will need to cellar in order to experience the full range of Hyde. Smoke, slate, apricot pit and dried herbs are some of nuances meld into the finish." (vinous)

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