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DuMOL 2017 "Wester Reach" Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

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DuMOL make some of the best and most sought-after Pinot Noirs from the Russian River Valley and California. Limited.

96 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Made from four stellar sites within the appellation, this stunning wine shows rich red and blue fruit. Spice and forest floor tones intertwine alongside firm, supple tannins and balanced acidity, finishing with impressive length and intensity."

93 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): " The 2017 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is a gorgeous entry-level wine in this range from DuMol. Joyous and exuberant, with terrific purity of fruit, the 2017 is a real stand out. Crushed red berry, wild flowers and sweet spice all race from the glass in a Pinot that offers so much allure. The aromatics and sweetness here are so alluring. This is a real stand-out. Vineyard sites are the Estate, Dutton, Occidental Road and Widdoes."

93 Points Connoisseur's Guide: "DuMol’s highest volume Pinot Noir is a fairly deep, balanced, firm yet accessible, effort made from a blending of four vineyards. It might have turned out to be just another generalized blend, but that is not the case here. Rather, the wine has both the focus and the depth that one expects from the better Russian River Valley bottlings. It does suggest that it might drink a bit sooner than DuMOL’s single vineyard bottlings, yet it has the structure and the solid fruit to ask that a half decade and more of patient cellaring be considered."

Winemaker Notes: The vineyards that comprise our 2017 Wester Reach Pinot Noir represent our core sites that we have planted, farmed or partnered with for up to twenty-two years—sites of classic pedigree from which our single vineyard Pinots are born. There’s lovely equilibrium to this wine: four distinct vineyards come together seamlessly to express the soils and climate of the western, coastal part of the appellation. Berry and cluster size were very small in 2017 so the wine is high on detail and intensity, and beautifully rides the delicate line between richness and vibrancy. The wine is dynamic, alive and precise. It begins in a coastal style–sleek, focused and linear. The deep entry expands along strong lines with good drive and detail to its red and black fruit flavors. As it fully opens, natural Russian River textures and volume takes hold – broad, supple and layered. Savory elements steer the wine toward complexity that will continue to build in bottle. Drink between 2019 and 2029.

Type: Pinot Noir

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