Dumol Pinot Noir Estate Russian River Valley 2010
91 points California Grapevine: Medium ruby; attractive, forward, ripe, plummy, black cherry and red berry fruit aroma with toasty notes and hints of clove and sassafras; medium-full body; forward, rich, plummy, cherry and berry fruit flavors with firm acidity; medium to medium-full tannin; slightly harsh on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Shows good depth and some complexity, and deserving a few more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended. 14.1% alcohol; released June 2012. (Oct 2012)
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.
External Reviews for Dumol Pinot Noir Estate Russian River Valley
More backward than the 2010 Pinot Noir Finn the 2010 Pinot Noir DuMol Estate exhibits notes of strawberry and cherry jam a floral and damp composty foresty character medium to full body and a deep rich moderately tannic style. It will benefit from another 6-12 months of bottle age and should drink well for at least a decade. 93+ - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Tightly wound with touches of spicy cherry raspberry fresh earth and cigar box. Complete balanced and clean on the finish. Drink now through 2020. -JL Wine Spectator.
Picking a favorite from the current DuMOL bunch is no easy task but this stunning wine vies for top honors by dint of its amazing depth. It manages to be both very rich and refined at one and the same time and from first sniff to finish it presents a wealth of juicy young fruit juxtaposed with creamy oak and root-beer-like spice. It never gives in to simple sweetness but is instead a serious many-layered wine of immense richness and savor and it has the structure and stamina of one that will age famously for a good many years. Connoisseurs Guide.