2006 DuNah Tre Cuvée Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 750ml
This is a cuvée made from the grapes of three vineyards using 8 clones and a careful selection of the best resulting barrel lots. It is a showcase of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast fruit. The free-run juices underwent predominantly wild yeast fermentations in 100% French oak barrels (33% new) for 11 months with sur lies aging.
The first impression on the nose is one of fine balance between floral and fruit tones, commingling with feral and visceral scents. This evolves in the glass to spicy, toasty grilled almonds and hints of yellow tree fruits. The mouth gives deep, rich layers of textured fruit and complexity, later melding seamlessly into creamy visceral sensual pleasure. The aftertaste carries the marvelous sensual texture into the late finish.
2007 DuNah Tre Cuvée Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 750ml 2-Pack
A showcase of Sonoma County fruit emanates from a skillful blending of superior barrel lots from two Russian River and one Sonoma Coast Vineyards.
Color: Light gold
Aromas: Hints of peach with an aromatic backbone of ripe Bosque pear and Gravenstein apple.
Palate: Texturally more firm than soft, with a great late aftertaste presence that persists long after the wine is swallowed. Late echoes of richness with creme brulee and a touch of butter. The wine has great structure and backbone along with its innate energy.
2008 DuNah Tre Cuvée Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 750ml
More peach and persimmon-driven than the 2007, with ripe rich spicy aromas. Texture gives a wonderful follow-through with good balance in the acids and the tannins. On the finish, touches of lemon peel, grapefruit and white pineapple giving a long, layered textural finish uncommon in California Chardonnays.