DuMOL

Isobel Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

9.325 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Ripe, honeyed, rich with bright floral notes. A big, blowsy palate.

Ripe, honeyed, rich with bright floral notes. A big, blowsy palate.

Jun 13th, 2018
DuMOL Winery

Cut grass, chamomile, grapefruit, lemongrass and sea spray. Typical Heintz vineyard herbal elements: sage, hay, green olive. Mineral-dominated palate. Fresh and saline with vitality and drive. Peach, nectarine and tangerine with sweet spearmint notes. Broad and generous, long and layered with a pleasing bitterness to the finish. Drink 2015 to 2020.
Heintz vineyard. Whole cluster pressed. Barrel fermentation and complete malolactic fermentation. 13 months aging in 39% new French hogsheads followed by four months settling in tank. Released November 2014.

Cut grass, chamomile, grapefruit, lemongrass and sea spray. Typical Heintz vineyard herbal elements: sage, hay, green olive. Mineral-dominated palate. Fresh and saline with vitality and drive. Peach, nectarine and tangerine with sweet spearmint notes. Broad and generous, long and layered with a pleasing bitterness to the finish. Drink 2015 to 2020.
Heintz vineyard. Whole cluster pressed. Barrel fermentation and complete malolactic fermentation. 13 months aging in 39% new French hogsheads followed by four months settling in tank. Released November 2014.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Nathaniel Muñoz

100% Charles Heintz Vineyard fruit and showing transparent quality. Still shy but classic profile and pristine fruit.

100% Charles Heintz Vineyard fruit and showing transparent quality. Still shy but classic profile and pristine fruit.

May 7th, 2015
Erin Rasmussen

Rich, balanced oak and lots of purity. Love this bottling.

Rich, balanced oak and lots of purity. Love this bottling.

Feb 22nd, 2015
David L

12' tasting better than the 10 and 11. It could use a year of sitting in the cellar. Cheers, I'm thinking DuMol Chards again!!! @ Nick's, Maui

12' tasting better than the 10 and 11. It could use a year of sitting in the cellar. Cheers, I'm thinking DuMol Chards again!!! @ Nick's, Maui

Aug 14th, 2015
Mark Flesher

This wine was in an interesting spot. Definitely not as complex as the 2011 Peter Michael Chardonnay, which kind of cleaned house in the Chardonnay department IMO today (Yes, a 2011, the "horrible vintage"). Have had numerous DuMOL pinots, which were all really quite amazing. Although this Chardonnay had good citrus, melon fruit with good acidity and finish amd a minerality that really had you wanting more, the wine was still outdone IMO by the Peter Michael. Solid 92 effort. I would not kick this one out of bed!

This wine was in an interesting spot. Definitely not as complex as the 2011 Peter Michael Chardonnay, which kind of cleaned house in the Chardonnay department IMO today (Yes, a 2011, the "horrible vintage"). Have had numerous DuMOL pinots, which were all really quite amazing. Although this Chardonnay had good citrus, melon fruit with good acidity and finish amd a minerality that really had you wanting more, the wine was still outdone IMO by the Peter Michael. Solid 92 effort. I would not kick this one out of bed!

Aug 26th, 2017
Ted Glasnow

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Feb 2nd, 2016
Zack Miskel

Exactly what I was looking for today.

Exactly what I was looking for today.

Oct 8th, 2015
Bob Boyle

Golden color, nose of citrus & minerals, full body with mineral intensity and long finish

Golden color, nose of citrus & minerals, full body with mineral intensity and long finish

Sep 18th, 2015
Bob Boyle

Straw color, nose of lemon curd and vanilla, rich balanced body of lemon, minerals with a clean long finish

Straw color, nose of lemon curd and vanilla, rich balanced body of lemon, minerals with a clean long finish

Sep 12th, 2015