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Du Mol Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2009
Bright garnet red. Beautifully pure aromas of ripe red cherry then darker wild berry with a subtle grassy rhubarb edge. Opens with cranberry freshness and intense raspberry then deeper kirsch notes with a licorice/sassafras edge. Supple mid-palate that is harmonious and remains focused and lively despite the building richness. Complex savory elements build toward a spicy/peppery finish. Serve at 60 degrees to fully experience the wine’s deft balance of freshness and richness.
Our 25 acre biodynamically farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating eastfacing slope of one of the appellation's famous ridgelines. From this classic site and in tandem with some of our coastal area's finest growers, we craft wines that fully capture the aromatics, flavors and textures that exemplify their vineyard sites and varietals character in the purest and most precise form.
Two and a half glasses
A very 'proud' wine. Not arrogant, but in the mouth, let's you know that it has arrived. A perfect blend of power and elegance, depth and nuance, adagio and crescendo. A stunning wine.
A delightful Pinot that can enchant my friends who are hardcore Cab drinkers. It is rich and complex but melts deliciously on the back of your tongue. It's a perfect combo of rock star and librarian.
External Reviews for Du Mol Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
The beautiful 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River, a nine vineyard blend, was made from four clonal selections, the Dijon, Swan, Mt. Eden and Calera clones. Its dark plum/ruby hue is accompanied by notes of sassafras, black currants, licorice and a hint of lavender. This medium to full-bodied, velvety textured, lush, heady, evolved Pinot was aged 11 months on its lees in 35% new French oak. Drink it over the next 4–5 years.
The beautiful 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River a nine vineyard blend was made from four clonal selections the Dijon Swan Mt. Eden and Calera clones. Its dark plum/ruby hue is accompanied by notes of sassafras black currants licorice and a hint of lavender. This medium to full-bodied velvety textured lush heady evolved Pinot was aged 11 months on its lees in 35% new French oak. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Pure, firm, tight and flavorful, with enticing aromas and ripe plum, blackberry, raspberry and crushed rock flavors. Presents a juicy, refreshing finish. Drink now through 2019.
The 2011 Pinot Noir is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Floral and savory the 2011 wraps around the palate with sweet red berries cranberries spices and tobacco. The 2011 is an excellent choice for drinking over the next handful of years and a fabulous introduction to the DuMol Pinots. Antonio Galloni.
Despite leaning to ripeness in its initial aromas this wine comes with plenty of black cherry fruit in tow and adds in distinct oaky richness and a quiet walnut-like note. It is medium-full-bodied in palate weight and turns out to be lighter on its feet than first impressions seem to advise and its near-supple texture and nicely crafted fruit hold it in good stead through to a balanced mid-depth finish. Connoisseurs Guide.
The entry-level 2010 Pinot Noir is big juicy and exuberant. There is no shortage of fruit in this flashy Pinot. The 2010 is a terrific effort considering its production of 4 600 cases. It is ideally enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Russian River Valley, CaliforniaVERY LIMITED! DuMOL Pinot Noir is a superb Pinot Noir wine gem from 7 top vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Winemaker Andy Smith is one of the most gifted and charismatic of a new generation of sophisticated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir specialists. Andy's stock-in-trade is intense Burgundian Chardonnays -- offering deep, mineral flavor with great texture and wonderful balance -- and Pinot Noirs of uncommon depth and complexity. Part of the secret is his winemaking regimen, which includes extended fermentations to enhance aromatics; elevage with a high percentage of solids, but with limited lees stirring; and no fining or filtration. But the real keys to the transcendent quality of DuMOL's wines are Andy's gift for blending sites, clones, and maturity levels to achieve chromatic diversity ... and, of course, the fruit, which is farmed under his control in Green Valley, the coolest part of the Russian River Valley. Only 3770 cases produced.DuMOL Pinot Noir is bright garnet red with beautifully pure aromas of ripe red cherry then darker wild berry with a subtle grassy rhubarb edge. It opens with cranberry freshness and intense raspberry then deeper kirsch notes with a licorice/sassafras edge. The wine has a supple mid-palate that is harmonious and remains focused and lively despite the building richness. Complex savory elements build toward a spicy/peppery finish. It was aged 11 months in 40% new French oak barrels then 3 months settling in tank. Serve at 60 degrees to fully experience the wine's deft balance of freshness and richness.Enjoy DuMOL Pinot Noir Russian River Valley with roast pork, grilled salmon, veal Milanese and aged cheeses.
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