Fall Release DuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
2020

Winemaker’s Notes

Our finest Chardonnay from the 2020 vintage and one of the greatest Chardonnays we’ve ever bottled, the 2020 Estate typifies the style of the vintage—density and concentration, with high acidity and driving energy. It’s a wine that can age and develop even greater complexity in bottle for a decade. What I love about this wine is the interplay between floral, fresh herb, and fruit characters both aromatically and on the palate. The vines’ low yields this season drive the deep, rich structure so the wine is textural and chewy with powerful fruit extract. The high natural acidity picks up the wine and cuts through all this density, so the flavors echo long and clear. What a magical wine. 

Intensely fragrant aromas of nectarine, apricot, and citrus with lily, sage, and thyme. Lime and lemongrass flavors drive the palate with vibrant zest. The wine’s texture is deep and enveloping but there’s tremendous energy and lift to the finish which is drenched with wiry mineral acidity. Drink between 2022 and 2032 and serve at 58°F. 

Andy Smith


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DuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 3rd

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Clones

Mount Eden and Hyde Wente

Age of Vines at Harvest

16 years

Barrel Aging

Barrel fermented and aged 11 months in 30% new French oak from Atelier Centre France followed by six months settling in tank.

Production

700 cases of 750mL
20 cases of 1.5L

Press

96 The Wine Advocate, July 2022
96 Jeb Dunnuck, August 2022