DuMOL - Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 'Dumol Estate Vineyard' 2018


This is the white wine of the vintage, likely the finest expression thus far of high-density planting 10 miles from the Pacific. Such quality is fleeting and difficult to execute, both in the vineyard and in the winery, and is only found when seasonal conditions and wine growing sensitivity achieve a subtle equilibrium between nature and winemaking intention.

The wine’s aromas are classically intense, mineral and stony, displaying less simple fruit and more savory elements: thyme flower, sage, mint and sweet hay. Lemongrass and lime notes rise up with chamomile followed by honeysuckle richness. The palate is intense, densely packed and wonderfully deep with a core of rich lemon and lime oil. There’s focus, verve and vibrancy in the wine’s long, briny, flinty-mineral finish. Its succulence and obvious richness are quite rare, but the wine’s high natural acidity keeps it mouthwatering and tense at all times. Drink between late 2020 and 2028.

Producer: DuMOL

Country: USA

Region: California

Varietal: Chardonnay

Appellation: Sonoma Coast

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml