DuMOL Wester Reach Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, USA 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Vineyards: 26% flax estate, 20% dumol estate, 20% macintyre estate, 18% occidental road, 16% dutton ranch.
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 build 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 bottle.