2007 DuMol Russian River Valley Chardonnay
**Two Stars** Each of DuMOL's new Chardonnays conveys both a full measure of well-ripened fruit and lots of very rich oak, and each and every one of them is a noteworthy wine of the highest pedigree. This stunning effort, from the Ritchie and Dutton Morelli vineyards, is very much an equal partner and is an absolutely brilliant wine in its own right. Its, concentrated, spiced-apple flavors build and build en route to a long, layered finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of different vineyards, their 2007 Chardonnay Russian River might turn out to be one of the best Chardonnays they have made under this moniker. Crisp acids, beautiful lemon butter notes intermixed with brioche and orange/nectarine notes are all present in this full-bodied wine, with the oak pushed well into the background.
Offers a complex mix of full-bodied ripe apple, pear, melon and spice. Still a bit raw in texture, but intense and concentrated, ending with a dash of butterscotch. Drink now through 2015.