Dumol syrah rrv

Syrah, Russian River Valley 2013

DuMOL

Opaque, ruby–purple color; Full spectrum of red, black and blue fruit aromas with wild flowers, anise, dried herb and fresh cut-grass notes. Plum, black raspberry and cassis entry then bay leaf, sage and cocoa powder complexity. Forward mouth feel, volume and breadth. Deep plush fruitiness and a complex forest floor/soil quality. Firm and tightly- coiled structure with crisp apple-skin acidity on the lingering back end. Decant for an hour in its youth.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
34% new French oak (16 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1025

Reviews

  • "92 points. A fabulous appellation-level wine, DuMol's 2013 Syrah is deep, dense and explosive, with the fruit pushed forward and plenty of supporting structure to back things up. Blue and black stone fruits, grilled herbs, lavender, smoke, menthol and graphite flesh out effortlessly. Drink this big, meaty Syrah over the coming years. The balance here is simply compelling." (vinous)
  • "92 points. The three Syrahs that DuMOL makes go from a small production of the Jack Robert’s Run (250 cases) to just over 1,000 cases of the Russian River cuvée. The 2013 Syrah Russian River is fermented with about 30% whole clusters and displays notes of bacon fat, charcuterie, ground pepper, blackberry and cassis. A lovely, supple lushness and good purity make for a long, heady, rich Syrah to drink over the next 7-8 years." (Wine Advocate)

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