2021 Dumol Wester Reach Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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WE 95 JS 94 VN 92 WS 92
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, October 2023

Elegant, silky and well-balanced, this medium-bodied wine backs bright citrus and baked apple flavors with good acidity for a tangy touch that counters the generous fruit components. Aged in 30% new French barrels, it...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, April 2023

A structured and layered white with apple, light honey and acacia aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Phenolic texture that runs through the wine. Flavorful yet subtle finish. Touch of flint and...
VN 92

Vinous, January 2023

(90-92 points) The 2021 Chardonnay Wester Reach is bright and nicely focused. Lemon peel, white flowers, chalk and white pepper all lend tons of nuance. Vineyard sites are Flax, Cornerstone, Heintz, Lorenzo and El Diablo...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2023

Delivers lip-smackingly juicy mango, yuzu and melon flavors, with accents of orange blossoms, lime zest, beeswax and a savory dash of sea salt. Shows restraint, but has a wave of generosity as well. Drink now. 3,600 cases...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

The 2021 DuMol Wester Reach Chardonnay is a white wine from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California. This wine is crafted from Chardonnay grapes sourced from several vineyard sites, including Flax, Cornerstone, Heintz, Lorenzo, and El Diablo, as noted by Antonio Galloni of Vinous. The wine has an alcohol content of 14.1% and is sealed with a cork closure.

James Suckling awarded this wine a score of 94 points, describing it as "structured and layered" with "apple, light honey, and acacia aromas and flavors." He also highlighted its "creamy mouthfeel" and "phenolic texture," noting a "touch of flint and cedar" in its finish. Suckling suggested that the wine could be enjoyed now or held for future consumption.

Vinous, through Antonio Galloni, rated the 2021 DuMol Wester Reach Chardonnay between 90-92 points. Galloni praised the wine for its brightness and focus, with "lemon peel, white flowers, chalk, and white pepper" contributing to its nuanced profile. He emphasized the wine's "terrific energy and focus."

Wine Enthusiast's Jim Gordon gave the highest rating of 95 points to this Chardonnay, calling it "elegant, silky, and well-balanced." Gordon noted the medium-bodied wine's "bright citrus and baked apple flavors," complemented by good acidity, which adds a "tangy touch that counters the generous fruit components." He also mentioned that the wine was aged in 30% new French barrels and suggested it would drink best through 2030.

Wine Spectator rated the wine at 92 points, highlighting its "lip-smackingly juicy mango, yuzu, and melon flavors, with accents of orange blossoms, lime zest, beeswax, and a savory dash of sea salt." The review commended the wine for showing restraint while also having "a wave of generosity."

Overall, the 2021 DuMol Wester Reach Chardonnay is well-regarded across multiple reviews for its balanced and nuanced flavors, creamy texture, and good aging potential.