DuMOL Chardonnay 'Wester Reach' Russian River Valley 2017
WA95: 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!
VM91: The 2017 Chardonnay Wester Reach, DuMol's appellation wine, is a terrific introduction to this range. Rich, creamy and inviting, with lovely mid-palate depth, the 2017 has so much to offer. Lemon confit, white flowers and white pepper add brightness to this beautifully layered and expressive Chardonnay.