DuMOL Estate Chardonnay 2015
Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
Brilliant pale straw color with a green tinge. Intense mineral/slate aromas. Fennel, green olive, sweet mint and quinine. Honey dew melon and lemongrass, some earth tones. Palate is fruitier than the aromas suggest. Lime juice and quince, deep clarity of flavor, hazelnut and lanolin. Piercing, livewire acidity draws out the finish. Great thrust and persistence. A highly detailed, nuanced and focused wine with prominent aromatic savory elements and unfolding layers of fruit richness. Great natural acidity and drive.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 96 points
The 2015 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard delivers incredibly evocative notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, yuzu and lime leaves with touches of baking bread, marzipan, ginger and white blossoms. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is super fresh and minerally with a satiny texture and loads of citrus and savory layers, finishing long and perfumed.