Dumol chardonnay isobel

Chardonnay, "Isobel" 2014

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Sea spray, green olive, cheese rind, freshly cut grass and sage aromas. Palate richness expands: citrus oil, white stone fruits and honey. Intense, mineral and precise. Fine interplay between botanical, floral and fruit elements – chamomile, white blossom and Meyer lemon. Lovely balance and fine length. Subtle leesy texture builds density. Brisk finishing acidity. Long star anise/lemongrass finish. Beautiful, savory, focused wine with subtle depth and gradually evolving texture. Pinpoint coastal signature.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Charles Heintz Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
35% new French oak hogsheads (12 months); 6 months settling in tank
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
14.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
840

Reviews

  • "94 points. The 2014 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard has a very earthy/savory nose with notes of fallen leaves and moss over a core of lemon curd and grapefruit peel. The medium-bodied palate has a wonderful intensity of citrus and earthy flavors supported by lively acidity, finishing long with an herbal lift." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. The 2014 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard has come together beautifully since I tasted it last year. There is lovely focus and precision here, especially for this site, which can tend towards the more opulent side of things. Medium in body and gracious, the 2014 possesses lovely aromatic presence and terrific balance, all in a delicate, understated style that offers tons of near and medium term appeal." (vinous)

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