DuMOL 2018 Jentoft Vineyard "Ryan" 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.

98 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Moving to the Pinot Noirs, this is easily the finest lineup I've tasted from Andy Smith. These are magical wines that check in at the top of the vintage. The 2018 Pinot Noir Jentoft Vineyard Ryan comes from the Russian River Valley and was all destemmed and spent 15 months in 40% new French oak. This is classic Pinot Noir all the way with its ripe black raspberry, baking spices, forest floor, background oak, and earth. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, it's seamless, flawlessly balanced, and has a great, great finish. It's a stunning example of world-class Pinot Noir to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years or so...This was easily the finest set of releases I have tasted from winemaker Andy Smith."

96 Points Robert Parker: "The 2018 Pinot Noir Ryan Jentoft Vineyard is another incredible cuvée from Dumol this vintage. Medium ruby, it opens savory with scorched earth, prosciutto, wet leaves and dried herbs over a core of lush black berry fruit. Medium-bodied, it explodes in the mouth, offering bursts of juicy, perfumed, bitters-laced fruits, very finely grained and finishing long and layered."

Winemaker Notes: Our new vintage of Jentoft Vineyard Ryan Pinot Noir is highly evocative of this steep hillside site high in the coastal mountains surrounded by the forest. To me, it represents the essence of coastal Russian River Pinot Noir: intensity, vibrancy,
deeply pitched fruits with pulsating acidity and an incredible length of flavor.

Type: Pinot Noir

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