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DuMol Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2020


Our last Dumol allocations I was able to get my hands on sold out in under 90 minutes. So if you’re the racing type or already know what’s in these bottles, skip down to the buy button as there are only 42 bottles of each to spread around.

That offer included Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Rated Chardonnay of the 2018 vintage from Dumol superstar winemaker Andy Smith. So when Andy declared the following about the Estate Chardonnay in 2020 (which is 40% cheaper), I was immediately on the phone.

The 2020 Estate Chardonnay is “our finest Chardonnay from the 2020 vintage and one of the greatest Chardonnays we’ve ever bottled…” Considering they also made Chardonnay from Hyde, Dutton Ranch, Heitz…this is pretty high praise for this estate single vineyard from their own Sonoma Coast Kearney Vineyard.

That should be enough but there are also already two 96 point scores to go along with it. The wine is phenomenal, but the winemaker himself may have described it best: “The vines’ low yields this season drive the deep, rich structure so the wine is textural and chewy with powerful fruit extract. The high natural acidity picks up the wine and cuts through all this density, so the flavors echo long and clear. What a magical wine.”

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96 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is scented of apricot, jasmine, cashew and pretty herbal undertones, with youthful new oak spices. The medium-bodied palate offers unmatched concentration and balancing freshness, with a broad, satiny texture, a deep core of stone fruit and a very long, flavorful finish. This will continue to unwind in bottle over the next decade.

96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
The 2020 Chardonnay DuMOL Estate Vineyard is another super-fragrant wine with notes of green apple Jolly Rancher candy, fresh white blossoms, and a delicate hint of flint. The palate is ripe and inviting, and the wine juicy and long on the finish, with lemon curd and fresh herbs. Drink it over the next 20 years.


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