DuMol Wester Reach Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Opening with vibrant grapefruit, lemon grass and yuzu scents, the 2016 Chardonnay Wester Reach delivers compelling nuances of honeysuckle, orange peel, crushed rocks and fresh ginger on the nose with a waft of allspice. Medium-bodied with a tantalizing suggestion of creaminess to the texture, the palate gives energetic citrus and mineral layers with a racy backbone and long, spice-laced finish.
Moving to the Chardonnays, the 2016 Chardonnay Wester Reach comes from a site in the Russian River, yet is further west, toward the Sonoma Coast. Medium-bodied, vibrant, and elegant, with juicy acidity and notes of white flower, citrus blossom, tangerine and subtle minerality, it’s an incredibly elegant wine that builds nicely with time in the glass.