Dumol   2014   russian river valley syrah   bottle shot %28low res%29

Syrah, Russian River Valley 2014

DuMOL

This new 2014 vintage offers great juxtaposition between delicacy and depth, detail and power, elegance and drive. It’s a powerful, muscular wine but one that offers lovely clarity of flavor, purity of cool climate fruit and savory complexity. As the wine airs in the glass the structure softens and a beautiful broad, layered texture emerges allowing the flavors to continually ebb and flow. Yet the wine’s inherent mineral stoniness and black pepper spice focus the palate so that it never veers to the ungainly or overwrought. Don’t miss this singular expression of coastal Syrah.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
27% new French oak (14 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1127

Reviews

  • "94 points. Top 100 Wines of 2016: #24. Highly Recommended.This is plush, rich and impeccably structured, with floral blueberry and raspberry aromas accented by smoky pepper and complex, expressive flavors that combine mineral-tinged tannins with plump fruit. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,100 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "91 points. Insistently and very confidently fixed on lightly spicy, ripe berry fruit and doing a deft balancing act between refinement and richness that allows a good deal of both, this very well-structured wine may be a bit constrained by its youth, yet it shows plenty of substance and depth. It is sustained in its keen varietal focus and comes with great promise for aging, and, if neither overly tannic nor too coarse to appreciate in its youth, it is a Syrah to hold for at least four of five years.”

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