Dumol pinotnoir estate

Pinot Noir, Estate 2013

DuMOL

The definition of Pinot complexity. Soaring multi-faceted aromas: cranberry and rhubarb, black cherry and blackcurrant, tobacco leaf, red apple skin and pine underbrush. Taut palate entry, youthful structure, focused and linear. Opens up to full spectrum of red and black fruits, gamey forest floor and black tea savory notes. Deep and layered but uncommonly structured. Building mid-palate weight, texture unfurls with air. Prominent tangy acidity and mouth-coating tannins on an extended savory/bergamot finish. Decant for an hour-plus and drink between 2016 and 2025. One to age.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
DuMOL Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
40% new French oak (15 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
908

Reviews

  • "92+ points. The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard feels especially ripe and powerful in this vintage. There is a real feeling of density and power in the blue and purplish-hued fruit. This is the darkest and richest of these 2013 Pinots, although winemaker Andy Smith adds that this is the lowest alcohol of the 2013 Pinots. That is why wine is rarely about numbers alone." (vinous)
  • "91+ points. The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate is 100% DuMOL Estate fruit from high density plantings, 80% from the Calera selection and 20% from the Swan. The most backward and tannic of the 2013 Pinot Noirs, it has a dark ruby/plum color and notes of forest floor, blackcurrants, cherries, and underbrush. It is spicy, earthy, and best drunk after another two years of bottle age. It does seem capable of lasting 10-15 years." (Wine Advocate)

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