Fall ReleaseDuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
2019

Winemaker’s Notes

To maximize quality for this 2019 vintage of our Estate Chardonnay, we isolated our favorite and finest high-density vineyard block, which led to substantially reduced production, and this wine will sell out quickly on release. The style is powerful yet refined, and there’s a delicate balance between complex botanical aromas and flavors, and the deeply intense citrus notes typical of this vineyard site. 

The stylistic difference between the 2018 and 2019 vintages is readily apparent in this bottling. Whereas 2018 was dense and tightly coiled with elevated acidity, 2019 is immediately broad and round with layers of texture that gently unfurl. The lower acidity inherent in this vintage leads to a wine that can be opened and enjoyed soon after release, while the intense fruit core is still front and center. 

Beautifully complex aromas blend vibrant lemon zest and lime juice with fragrant mint and wild sage. There’s an edge of tarragon and oyster shell. The palate is immediately concentrated and creamy with a deep core of oily citrus fruits. Powerful, expansive, and long, this wine has a superb presence that drives on and on. Drink between 2022 and 2028. Serve just below room temperature. 

Andy Smith


DuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 17th

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Clones

Mt Eden

Age of Vines at Harvest

15 years

Barrel Aging

12 months in 35% new French oak barrels/puncheon from Atelier Centre France, then 6 months settling in tank

Production

450 cases of 750mL
10 cases of 1.5L
12 bottles of 3L

Press

97 Jeb Dunnuck, July 2021