Dumol   2015   charles heintz vineyard isobel chardonnay   bottle shot %28low res%29

Chardonnay, "Isobel" 2015

DuMOL

Fruit and savory aromas are beautifully intertwined. White nectarine, tangerine and citrus with oyster shell, flint and briny freshness. The intense layered palate unfolds, tangy citrus oil and sweet apricot then beeswax and almond paste richness. Fragrant lily and jasmine and a subtle lemongrass edge. Poised and vibrant then broadens and deepens with great viscosity. Grapefruit and ginger spice acidity on a penetrating lengthy finish.

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

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Aging:
35% new French oak barrels (12 months); settling in tank (6 months)
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
800

Reviews

  • "93-95 points. The 2015 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard offers a lovely yeasty/toasty nose with a butterscotch waft over a core of pink grapefruit, ripe apricots and warm apple slices. Medium-bodied and elegantly fruited on the palate, it has a satiny texture and great freshness, finishing long and yeasty. This Chardonnay was tasted as a tank sample, with about four weeks to go until bottling." (Wine Advocate)
  • "91-94 points. The 2015 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard is lush, tropical and exotic, with striking intensity allied to pure power. Apricot, chamomile, mango, white flowers and vanillin all reinforce the wine's extroverted, unctuous feel. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 retains gorgeous acidity and freshness. This is a gorgeous and very complete Chardonnay from DuMol." (vinous)

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