2018 DuMOL Estate Chardonnay Sonoma Coast California USA
In a vintage that will be universally considered a classic for red wines, we have produced one of our finest ever Chardonnay bottlings. This is the white wine of the vintage, likely the finest expression thus far of our high-density planting 10 miles from the Pacific. Such quality is fleeting and difficult to execute, both in the vineyard and in the winery, and is only found when seasonal conditions and winegrowing sensitivity achieve a subtle equilibrium between nature and winemaking intention.
Our Estate vines are now in their prime, and there’s a natural balance between root depth, canopy growth and crop yield—the roadmap to wine greatness. This 2018 bottling offers as pure a reflection of these highly eroded upland sandstone soils as ever imagined—a beautiful combination of intensity, concentration, savory complexity and nervy acidity.