Dumol   2015   ritchie lorenzo vineyards chloe chardonnay   bottle shot %28low res%29

Chardonnay, "Chloe" 2015

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Bold rich aromas of peach, apricot, and citrus oil to white blossom, sweet hay, and white pepper complexity; then to green olive and sea spray freshness. The vibrant grapefruit juice, zest, and pith entry steadily evolves into deep orange marmalade fruit richness. While tightly coiled, the wine displays obvious density and volume. Viscosity builds and flavors expand as layers and texture develop. Intense, vintage-driven acidity lifts and extends the palate through to a lingering tangerine and mineral finish.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
35% new French oak barrels (14 months); settling in tank (4 months)
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
590

Reviews

  • "92-95 points. The 2015 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie-Lorenzo wraps around the palate with soft contours to match its voluptuous personality. Creamy and ample on the palate, the Chloe carries with it the natural intensity from yields that were down around 40%. Orchard fruit, mint and floral notes abound, with an attractive kick of acidity that punctuates the finish. The 2015 is at once exuberant and impeccably balanced." (vinous)
  • "92-94 points. The 2015 Chardonnay Chloe has tropical fruit notes of pineapple and passion fruit with touches of honeydew melon, beeswax, allspice and dried herbs. The palate is rich and seductive yet with a modest medium-body, revealing a satiny texture and long, tropical fruit finish. This Chardonnay was tasted as a tank sample, with about four weeks to go until bottling." (Wine Advocate)

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