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Fall Release DuMOL Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

Our original DuMOL Estate Vineyard consists of eight separate blocks spanning its nine acres. Of these blocks we’ve identified superior quality from three specific parcels. The first two feature sandy/silty soils and face east. Here we find lifted aromatics, lovely fruit purity and taut acidity. The third parcel has less sand and more clay and has a slight western tilt. The wine here is more muscular, darker fruited with more tannin. One of the core tenets of terroir winegrowing is establishing consistency in vine selection from year to year and identifying unique sub-plots that have something specific, intriguing and high quality to express. And that’s exactly what we have here – a wine of pure expression, deeply connected to the vines themselves, dynamic and vibrant with depth and elegance in equal measure. Terroir signatures abound. Clearly, as one would expect,  one of the wines of the vintage. 

Soaring aromatic complexity: dark berry fruits, hibiscus, minerals and herbal/floral notes. With air the wine turns to red fruits and herbal/woodsy characters and the wine’s drawn-out length takes hold. Drink between mid-2024 and 2033. 

Andy Smith

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DuMOL Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir  - DuMOL


Harvest Date

August 20th, 24th & 25th


Russian River Valley


Calera, Swan & D943

Age of Vines at Harvest

17 years

Barrel Aging

Aged 15 months in 40% new French oak barrels from Tonnelleries Mercurey, Chassin & Atelier Centre France


998 cases of 750mL
24 cases of 1.5L
30 bottles of 3L


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