DuMol Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016 - The Grape Tray

DuMol Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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DuMol Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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Winemaker Notes:

We harvested a strict selection from our three favorite micro-parcels within the wider Estate Vineyard: higher-elevation areas where the soils transition from fluffy/sandy to richer clay. As such, the wine balances sandy soil aromatic intensity—tart fruits, floral and spice notes, and an herbal vein—with richer, deeper clay-derived body and depth—cherry compote, dark fruits and obvious texture. There’s gorgeous elemental Pinot flavor throughout: zesty, linear and focused with a long granular structure that offers extended aging potential of 10 to 12 years. Start drinking your allocation sometime in mid-2019 but know the wine’s fullest expression will likely emerge between 2020 and 2024.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand DuMol
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Wine Advocate Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard offers a nose of kirsch, redcurrants, ripe red plums and cranberry sauce with hints of lilacs, spice box, forest floor and dried Provence herbs. Medium-bodied with a beautifully elegant palate, it has a fine-grained frame supporting the quiet intensity of flavors, and it finishes with seamless freshness lengthening all those lovely fruit layers.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 2018
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Wine SpectatorFirm, rich and savory, with notes of forest floor to the dried raspberry, cherry tart and dark plum flavors. Turns creamy midpalate, leading to a finish filled with cedar and sandalwood depths. Drink now through 2023. 650 cases made.

Kim Marcus, April 2019