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DuMOL ‘Wester Reach’ 2017 Chardonnay

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SKU: DuM17CharWR Categories: ,
Score: 95 Points Wine Advocate
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 14.1%
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Cases Produced: 3500
Wine Maker: Andy Smith

Winemaker’s Notes

The 2017 Wester Reach Chardonnay combines three singular traits: coastal freshness and vibrancy; Russian River Valley natural richness, density and texture; and subtle elements of Burgundian savory/saline reduction. In essence, a blend of three of our single vineyard Chardonnays, it is a wine that drinks at an equivalent quality level to our lower production wines.

From the lowest-yielding vintage in twenty years, there’s inherent concentration here, a depth of flavor coming from the vines themselves rather than winemaking artifice. But there’s also a firmness and seriousness that offsets this mid-palate weight and extends its citrus-oil-infused finish.

The wine has great lines: focused, driven, mineral-laden and pithy, with a level of cool-climate fruit intensity that is very rare. This level of quality and distinctive character is hard to achieve in a larger-production blended wine, but is a testament to our pedigreed vineyards, precise farming, twenty years’ experience, and patient, sensitive craftsmanship.

Drink between 2019 and 2027.

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