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2017 DuMOL Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

ITEM 8098495 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

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drew80 $54 $54
jido $54 $0
Dave in … $50 $0
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$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8149530 5 $50 Mar 27, 2022
I8098495 1 $54 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

It has a singular nose of dashi, saline, crushed shell and lime peel touches with white peaches, dried flowers, iodine and cut hay. Medium-bodied, it absolutely explodes in the mouth with layers of ripe fruits, savory notions, citrus, flowers and a tangy mineral streak, with laser-like acidity and a very long, evolving and energetic finish. An incredible, unique wine.

96+ Jeb Dunnuck

...offers rock star notes of tart peach, citrus, and salty mineral and earthy notes in a focused, chiseled, crisp style. With terrific concentration...

94+ Vinous / IWC

...dense, packed wine. Apricot, orange peel, mint, butter and exotic floral notes emerge...only with great reluctance... This is an especially potent, savory style, with a ton of phenolic intensity.

93James Suckling

Impressive complexity and smoothly integrated, lemon and white-peach aromas, giving an air of composed purity. The palate has a swathe of fresh, fleshy peaches and lemons. Nicely cut finish. Really svelte and focused.

PRODUCER

DuMOL

Founded in 1996, DuMOL is a vineyard focused producer of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from distinctive vineyards in the extreme southwestern part of the Russian River Valley, focusing on the Green Valley AVA. They also grow and craft small-lot Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Viognier from other exceptional vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa, expanding upon twenty-five years of winegrowing experience. Winemaker, Viticulturist, and Partner Andy Smith has been with the winery since the beginning and continues to produce highly regarded cult wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called DuMOL "a fabulous producer of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more recently, Viognier and Syrah....Everything produced at this winery is world-class, strikingly intense, complex and elegant."

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.