Dumol pinotnoir rrv

Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2014

DuMOL

If 2013 was bright bing cherry, the new vintage is all morello black cherry and kirsch. It’s packed full of intricate detail, subtle nuance and soulful complexity and goes way beyond simple, upfront fruity pinot. The layers of deep flavor expand as the wine opens in the glass – focused, then chewy then silky and fine. The firm back end has great acid and tannin definition that absorbs the wine’s natural concentration, holds the power in-check and leaves the palate refreshed and mouthwatering. Very classic DuMOL RRV Pinot and a wine that will deliver increasing finesse over the next decade. This can stand toe-to-toe with this fall’s designates. Complex layered aromas – black cherry, black pepper, cassis and graphite, full and rich. Brambly, wild and underbrushy with faded rose and pomegranate notes. Sweet fruit entry with great lift in the mouth, juicy and vibrant, sage and bay leaf detail. Becomes succulent and open, cherry liqueur and minerals. Fresh acidity and long bergamot tea infused finish. Drink between 2016 and 2022.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
40% new French oak (12 months); 3 months settling in tank
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
3062

Reviews

  • "91+ points. Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has a little tar and rubber to begin, giving way to notes of baked cherries, mulberries and cranberry jelly with a dried Provence herbs and forest floor undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, firm and rich in the mouth, it has a solid frame of chewy tannins and balanced acidity, finishing long. Built to age, it should cellar for a good 8-10 years or more." (Wine Advocate)
  • "91 points. The 2014 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is dark, plush and super-expressive today, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. This is a decidedly dark style for the Russian River Pinot. Plum, black cherry, licorice, sage, smoke and menthol all add to an impression of masculinity." (vinous)

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