DuMOL Chardonnay "Wester Reach" Russian River Valley
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DuMOL Chardonnay "Wester Reach" Russian River Valley - 2021

Item # 16084 750mL

This Russian River Chardonnay is aged sur lee for 15 months and bottled without fining or filtration. Luscious texture and lingering vanilla flavors. Bright acidity is achieved as the fruit comes from the cool area of the Russian River Valley.

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Russian River
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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes a splurge is necessary. An anniversary, a birthday, maybe just a bottle for a mid-week slump that needs uplifting. A perfectly paired butter-poached lobster would pair beautifully, but so would a perfect plate of breaded chicken cutlets and buttery, mashed potatoes for an after work meal. A wine of richness, nuances of fruit, smoke, and spice. Complex aromas from baked apples and preserved peaches to tart pineapple and ripe honeydew melon. Rich and rounded on the palate with notes of toasted hazelnuts and sweet spices of cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla. A creamy, lemon-curd-like finish rounds out the palate and, also, my Wednesday evening.

- MHG

Glossary

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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