Fall Release DuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
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.
100% DuMOL Kearney Estate Vineyard
Mount Eden and Hyde Wente
Age of Vines at Harvest
Barrel fermented and aged 11 months in 30% new French oak from Atelier Centre France followed by six months settling in tank.
700 cases of 750mL
20 cases of 1.5L