DuMOL Wester Reach Russian River Valley Chardonnay
The aromas are first dominated by flint, spearmint and sweet sage. With aeration, lemon and lime flavors peek out before introducing green apple intensity. Tremendous richness and depth to the mid-palate are a pure translation of the vines themselves — their extract, their intrinsic concentration. While the wine is taut and muscular, there’s an unmatched richness lurking in the background, ready to reveal itself with a little cellar time. This truly is world-class Chardonnay in a serious, vineyard-driven style. Drink between 2019 and 2024.
"The 2017 Chardonnay Wester Reach was barrel fermented and aged 12 months on the lees in 30% new oak. It has a mineral-driven nose of petrichor, honey, toasted almonds, Golden apple, white peach and notions of nectarine and hay. Light to medium-bodied, it's intensely fruited and packs in the savory layers and expressive honeyed notions, lifted by juicy acidity and finishing long, intense and focused. Lovely! 3,500 cases produced." - Wine Advocate