Dumol pinotnoir estate

Pinot Noir, Estate 2014

DuMOL

Brilliance in the glass. Cranberry, pomegranate, rhubarb and black raspberry fruit. Bay laurel, graphite and tarragon complexity. Underbrushy and woodsy, edgy and intriguing. Savory entry, red currant and sassafras, Rainier cherry and dark cassis. Broad across the palate, density and weight. Clove, lavender and forest floor. Balances succulence and structure. Youthful acidity and fresh minerals extend the finish. Slower to open. This one will age. Really fascinating, commanding pinot – a beautiful mix of red and black fruits, savory elements and chewy tannins.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
DuMOL Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
45% new French oak barrels (15 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.1
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
830

Reviews

  • "95 points. One of the many highlights in this lineup, the 2014 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard is deep, fleshy and inviting. Blood orange, pomegranate, succulent red cherry, mint and white pepper overtones give the 2014 its aromatic lift and palate presence. A silky, polished, mid-weight wine, the 2014 speaks to finesse above all else. With time in the glass, the wine gains volume, breath and vibrancy. There is so much to like here." (vinous)
  • "94 points. Fully ripened and abundantly fruity with a swath of sweet oak adding to its considerable and ongoing richness, DuMOL's Estate Vineyard bottling turns up the volume and is by a small measure the fullest and deepest of the winery's seven new Pinots. While a mouthfilling wine that will need pairing with appropriately rich foods, it is not at all heavy footed or sluggish, and, if needing a few years to develop a bit of come-hither grace, it displays good overall balance and with a turn of back-palate tannins affording the structural grip to suggest that its very best lies at least five or six years in the future." (Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine)

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