Special Release20th Vintage Pinot Noir
2014

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 20th Vintage wines reflect our savoir-faire, 20 years of local knowledge and craftsmanship. They speak to two decades of incremental improvements, our continual honing of vision, method, and style – the rich, powerful wines of our early years and the greater poise and detail of our more recent efforts.

The 2014 20th Vintage Pinot Noir possesses all the brilliant characteristics of its vintage – ethereal and racy, silky and fine, textured and deep. Its components evoke both our roots and our future: Widdoes, planted in 1984; Occidental Road, planted in 1990; Wildrose Estate, planted in 1999; and the heir-apparent, our own Estate, planted in 2004, now fully mature and in beautiful equilibrium.

Rhubarb, raspberry, cherry, hibiscus and smoke on the nose open to a hint of early truffle maturity, rosehips and savory herbs. The wine remains vibrant and juicy even as its inherent richness assumes center stage. It’s classic coastal Russian River Valley – beautiful and complete.

Andy Smith

20th Vintage Pinot Noir  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

AUGUST 27TH THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2014

Appellation

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

Clones

CALERA, MARTINI, MASSALE, DIJON

Age of Vines at Harvest

26 years

Barrel Aging

AGED 18 MONTHS IN 75% NEW FRENCH OAK FROM TONNELLERIE REMOND

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