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DuMol Chloe Chardonnay 2011

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Brilliant in the glass, light gold color. Bright citrus, mixed orchard fruits and fresh grassy aromas open to floral, almond and orange marmalade richness. Melon, yellow peach and a fennel note open the palate but orange marmalade really dominates with time. Integrated layers of flavor and texture, creamy, rich and inviting. Power and intensity builds to a rising and expanding, acid-driven finish. Lingering almondy richness.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand DuMol
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateFrom the well-known Ritchie Vineyard, planted with 31-year-old Old Wente clones of Chardonnay, the 2011 Chardonnay Chloe is spectacular. This opulent, flamboyant Chardonnay exhibits lots of white peach, apricot marmalade, honeysuckle and caramelized citrus. Full-bodied with underlying minerality along with terrific purity, texture and sumptuousness, this gorgeous white can be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.

Robert Parker, December 2013
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorCombines power with intense flavors, capturing ripe pear, honeydew melon, nutmeg and cedar notes. Ends with a long finish, showing traction and grip. Drink now through 2018. 860 cases made.

James Laube, December 31, 2013