2012 Dumol Chardonnay 'Isobel'
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $59.94 (reg. $69.94)
Dumol has been on a seemingly endless winning streak for years, and today we have one of their top single-vineyard Chardonnays from the Heintz Vineyard. The 2012 ‘Isobel’ is a stunningly full and complex California Pinot Noir that nabbed 94pts from Robert Parker, who has remarked on the “spectacular quality that has emerged from DuMOL for over a decade.” With a touch of age, this is a tremendous choice for any connoisseur of top-flight Chardonnay!
Winemaker Andy Smith was confident that 2012 was undoubtedly their best vintage ever thanks to the warm even weather causing an abundance of high quality, but not overripe fruit.
DuMol Pinots will go head to head with their Burgundian brethren – as Galloni says, "DuMol occupies a pretty solid position in the middle of the stylistic spectrum, which is one of the reasons they are so delicious. In my view, these wines have never been better."
For connoisseurs that appreciate the top Chardonnays from California, DuMOL delivers a world-class example that you will not want to miss. Cheers!