Spring ReleaseWester Reach Pinot Noir
2018

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 2018 Wester Reach Pinot Noir is a pure, highly detailed cool-climate Russian River Pinot from the greatest vintage of the last two decades. The vineyards comprising this blend are core sites of classic pedigree that we have either planted or farmed for over twenty years. There’s lovely equilibrium to this wine, four distinct vineyards coming together seamlessly.

Beautiful soaring aromas of blood orange and pomegranate darken to classic black cherry and raspberry. The deep entry expands along strong lines with good drive and detail to its red and black fruit flavors. Dark fruits and cherry compote lead the palate—great depth of flavor but always fresh and precise. Savory elements steer the wine toward complexity that will continue to build with age.

As the wine opens in the glass, natural Russian River textures and volume takes hold—broad, supple and layered—bolstered by youthful acidity. The silky finish lingers long with vibrance and clarity. The wine is layered, textured and deep with pinpoint finesse and as vivid an expression of both region and vintage as one could imagine.

Andy Smith


Wester Reach Pinot Noir  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

hand harvested august 31st through september 24th

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Clones

calera, swan, pommard, 943, martini & massale selections

Age of Vines at Harvest

34 years

Barrel Aging

aged 12 months in light/medium toast 33% new french oak barrels followed by 3 months in tank.

Production

4,043 cases of 750mL

Press

94 Wine Advocate
93 Jeb Dunnuck