Dumol chardonnay estate

Chardonnay, Estate 2014

DuMOL

Brilliant pale straw color with a green tinge. Intense mineral/slate aromas. Fennel, green olive, sweet mint and quinine. Honey dew melon and lemongrass, some earth tones. Palate is fruitier than the aromas suggest. Lime juice and quince, deep clarity of flavor, hazelnut and lanolin. Piercing, livewire acidity draws out the finish. Great thrust and persistence. A highly detailed, nuanced and focused wine with prominent aromatic savory elements and unfolding layers of fruit richness. Great natural acidity and drive.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
DuMOL O'Connell Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
96

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Aging:
40% new French oak (12 months); settling in tank (6 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
710

Reviews

  • "96+ points. The 2014 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard reveals very pretty notes of peach blossoms and candied ginger over a core of nectarines, acacia honey, baking bread and marzipan. Medium-bodied with a silken texture and wonderful intensity of yeasty/savory flavors, it has a great frame of freshness and epic length. A beautiful, truly elegant style." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. As always, the 2014 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is one of the most phenolic, powerful wines in the range. This high density site produces powerful Chardonnays largely because of less direct sunlight that hits the fruit. Savory herbs, graphite, lemon confit and baked apple are some of the signatures, but, above all else, the Estate is a wine of tension, explosive energy and pure breadth. Accordingly, it is best cellared for at least a few years." (vinous)

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