Dumol chardonnay rrv

Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2014

DuMOL

Crystalline aromatic purity with white peach, nectarine and pear fruit alongside lemongrass, flint and mineral notes. Powerful driving palate unfolds. Citrus oil, lemon zest and fresh lime juice then ripe stone fruits and almond. Great underlying richness and breadth. Complex savory notes build – celery and sage, beeswax and a smoky flintiness. Deep flavors linger on the lively persistent finish. Serve at no cooler than 55 degrees to allow the natural texture to come forth and drink between 2016 and 2020.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
30% new French oak (11 months); settling in tank (4 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
4316

Reviews

  • "92 points. The 2014 Chardonnay Russian River has a classic baked apricots and apple pie-laced nose with nuances of roasted nuts and buttered toast. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited, it has a seductive touch of oiliness to the texture and great vitality, finishing a little spicy." (Wine Advocate)
  • "92 points. DuMol's 2014 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Apricot, chamomile, white flowers, honey and orange peel flesh out in the glass. Creamy, open-knit and expressive, the 2014 is an absolute winner, especially at this level. Attractive saline notes underpin the finish." (vinous)

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