Dumol pinotnoir rrv

Pinot Noir, "Ryan" 2014

DuMOL

Dark brooding fruit flavors: black raspberry and vineyard-typical black cherry compote. Anise, rosemary and mint leaf then smoked meat. Bold fruit entry, obvious concentration and density but always fresh and pure. Blackberry sweetness, rich and broad, palate-staining. Lingering cherry pit and bergamot tea finish. A powerful muscular wine with layers of deep fruit and classic Californian broad texture, but always nuanced, complex and fresh, never heavy or simple.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Widdoes 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
Alcohol percentage:
14.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
840

Reviews

  • "95 points. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Ryan Widdoes Vineyard has a rather subdued, earthy nose of fungi and fallen leaves over red and black cherries and a waft of lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of grainy tannins and lively acid holding the muscular fruit together beautifully, and texturing the long, earthy finish. It needs another 1-2 years in bottle and should cellar for 12+ years thereafter." (Wine Advocate)
  • "93+ points. DuMol's 2014 Pinot Noir Ryan Widdoes Vineyard comes across as quite understated today. Floral and savory notes are nicely pushed forward, while the fruit seems a bit attenuated and in the background. The 2014 needs time to unwind, as the elements aren't fully put together today. Pipe tobacco, herb, dried flowers notes and crushed rose petals are some of the many nuances that meld into the finish." (vinous)

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