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Fall Release Finn Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s Notes

As you would expect, in the greatest of vintages, our Finn bottling naturally rises to the top. It’s a wine that will be lovely this winter but even better in five years, then at its apogee in eight to ten. Just as the wine expresses these vineyards’ two distinct soil types: silty/sandy and clay/loam, so too the wine shows the dual sides of local Pinot Noir: bright and effusive balancing and offsetting deep and expansive. It’s most similar in style and quality to 2018 and 2014, our two finest prior efforts. This is one of those wines that we don’t need to dissect or over-analyze, let’s just enjoy it for the sheer quality and pleasure it offers. 

A wine with beautifully drawn out and expansive aromas and flavors, layered and fine. The aromas are striking, ethereal and complex: dark raspberry, dark cherry, violet and lavender. The red and black fruit flavors are intense and pure with delicacy despite their depth and concentration. Perfectly layered tannins are beautifully integrated with the wine’s fine natural acidity creating a lilting effect. The wine becomes leaner, longer and more mineral with air ensuring long aging potential. Drink between late-2023 and 2032. 

Andy Smith

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Finn Pinot Noir  - DuMOL


Harvest Date

August 28th


Russian River Valley


Calera & Massale selection

Age of Vines at Harvest

31 years

Barrel Aging

Aged 15 months in 38% new French oak barrels from Tonnelleries Mercurey, Chassin & Atelier Centre France


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


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