dumol 'wester reach` rrv pinot noir 2020 750ml
Our 2020 Pinot Noir wines remind me most closely of one of my favorite recent vintages: 2015. These two seasons produced small crops that ripened early at moderate sugar levels but with full vine and grape maturity—all the ingredients for intensity, complexity, and longevity in bottle. Our new Wester Reach bottling is a beautifully balanced and highly perfumed classical Russian River Pinot Noir - quintessential DuMOL.
Our collection of Estate vineyards—our finest sources—dominate this five-vineyard blend. Flax overlooking the river on Westside Road is red fruited, structured, and full-bodied. A trio of Green Valley sites builds the core of the wine. DuMOL Estate offers ripe black cherry fruits and woodsy complexity; MacIntyre is bright, floral, and tangy with purple fruit purity; Dutton layers-in broad soft texture and generous breadth. Our longtime Occidental Road vineyard, further east, deepens the wine with truffley sweetness and concentrated creamy red fruits.
The aromas are full of vitality: bright, intense, and pure: red and black cherry, and fresh raspberry, with tangy orange zest lift. There’s a sappy, freshly picked character to the wine’s fruit center - wild berries, spiced plum, and underbrushy sweetness. The wine deepens and expands across the palate as its layers unfold then changes course becoming sleek and mineral with a fine line of focused acidity and gravelly tannin. There’s a lovely echo of deep fruit on the finish. This is a wine that you can enjoy on release, but it also offers the potential for a decade of positive aging in the bottle.
WE96, Wine Enthusiast
"Spicy, high-toned and strong in tannin, this is an impressive wine in its youth that will only get better. Cardamon, rose petal, black tea and tree bark give it a savory edgi- ness that appeals and adds to the overall complex- ity and measured weight, finishing bright and fresh. Enjoy best 2030–2035."
RP94, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2020 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is one of Dumol's larger cuvées, and production was normal despite the challenges of the vintage (3,750 cases). It has alluring purity on the nose, with scents of cranberries, rhubarb, tobacco leaves, orange peel and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated and powerful without losing detail, framed by powdery tannins and refreshing acidity. It offers an array of spice and floral accents on the finish. Lovely! Best After 2022"
JD93, Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2020 Pinot Noir Wester Reach has a rich perfume of black cherry cola, sassafras, and sweet violets. The palate is full and ripe, with black raspberry as well as ripe tannins and a note of black tea."
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