* 2018 DuMol Russian River Valley Wester Reach Chardonnay 750ml
"A classic DuMOL coastal Russian River wine, it maintains an impeccable balance between fruit-filled Californian style and a vibrant, focused European approach - an interplay of richness and freshness, texture and acidity.
From one of the greatest vintages in modern Californian history, the wine possesses inherent concentration, depth and definition - focused, driven, mineral-laden and pithy with a level of cool-climate fruit intensity and presence that is very rare.
The nose brims with expansive aromas of white lily, apricot, stone fruits and lemon zest, underscored by elements of flint, oyster shell and spearmint. The palate delivers a long, subtle arc of flavor and great viscosity. It is initially taut and vibrant with lime juice, lemongrass and citrus oil before opening to richer, deeper fruits, fig and peach, and layers of texture. The finish washes long with bright, clean acidity and a linger of ginger, honey and spice."
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