DuMOL make some of the best and most sought-after Pinot Noirs from the Russian River Valley and California. Limited. 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 Pinot Noir Wester Reach has lots of spice box, foresty, earthy notes, spring flowers, and a core of black raspberry fruit all give way to a more medium-bodied, elegant, silky wine that has no hard edges, ripe tannins, and the class to shine for 7-8 years. It's a beautiful wine as well as a terrific introduction into the wines of DuMOL. Winemaker Notes: The vineyards that comprise our 2018 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 2018 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.
Opens with juniper and orange peel on the nose to cranberry and cherry on the palate. Focused with excellent balance and refined structure
Opens with juniper and orange peel on the nose to cranberry and cherry on the palate. Focused with excellent balance and refined structure9.4