2014 DuMol "Isobel - Charles Heintz Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard has a very earthy/savory nose with notes of fallen leaves and moss over a core of lemon curd and grapefruit peel. The medium-bodied palate has a wonderful intensity of citrus and earthy flavors supported by lively acidity, finishing long with an herbal lift. (LPB)
The 2014 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard has come together beautifully since I tasted it last year. There is lovely focus and precision here, especially for this site, which can tend towards the more opulent side of things. Medium in body and gracious, the 2014 possesses lovely aromatic presence and terrific balance, all in a delicate, understated style that offers tons of near and medium term appeal. (AG)
*2 Stars* Immediately impressing as being the brightest and zestiest of the DuMOL bunch, this year's Isobel is a deep, yet somewhat unevolved and relatively nervy Chardonnay whose youth is obvious. It is solidly fruited and conveys a fine sense of richness albeit a little tight-fisted at this point, and it is not just a wine that will age extremely well, it is one that is best left in the cellar for the time being and absolutely mandates another few years of waiting.