The 2018 Wester Reach Chardonnay comprises three of the most celebrated old-vine Chardonnay vineyards in California with their high-density Russian River Valley estate vineyard at its core. A classic DuMOL coastal Russian River wine, it maintains great balance between fruit-filled Californian style and a vibrant, focused European approach—an interplay of richness and freshness, texture, and acidity. “The nose brims with expansive aromas of white lily, apricot, stone fruits and lemon zest underscored by elements of flint. The palate delivers a long, subtle arc of flavor and great viscosity. It is initially taut and vibrant with layers of texture. The finish washes long with bright, clean acidity and a linger of ginger, honey, and spice.” – Andy Smith, winemaker. 94+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.