Fall ReleaseDuMOL Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019

Winemaker’s Notes

Among my favorites of this vintage, our 2019 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir is an elegant wine that is long, sleek, and deeply expressive of this coastal ridgetop site. We conducted a strict parcel selection in the vineyard at harvest, then a secondary selection after ten months in barrel, to ensure only the finest fruit comprised this flagship bottling. 

Over many vintages we have come to expect that this will be our most ageable Pinot bottling, due primarily to the high vine density planting format in the vineyard itself. The wine has both higher acidity and tannin giving great longevity and the concentration of fruit and texture is elevated because each vine has to ripen only a moderate amount of fruit. 

Aromas and flavors of black cherry, cassis, and the freshest possible raspberries – lifted, intense and elegant. Savory characters of thyme blossom and floral spice overlay a mineral base that is sleek, penetrating, and focused. You can feel the energy of the vines each time you come to the glass. Finishes with deep blackberry fruit and a dusty cocoa edge. Drink between 2022 and 2034. Enjoy a glass over an extended evening to fully appreciate the deep complexity inherent in one of our most site-driven wines. 

Andy Smith


DuMOL Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 5th-13th

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Clones

Calera & Swan

Age of Vines at Harvest

14 years

Barrel Aging

15 months in 45% new French oak barrels from Tonnelleries Chassin, Remond & Atelier Centre France

Production

710 cases of 750mL
32 cases of 1.5L
36 bottles of 3L

Press

97 Jeb Dunnuck, July 2021