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DuMol Syrah RRV Wild Mountainside 2016

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Price: $65.00

 
*Price includes complimentary shipping on 6+ bottles.

95 Points
“While the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs get most of the love from this terrific estate, don’t miss their Syrahs! The 2016 Syrah Wild Mountainside is a power-packed, deep, rich, concentrated beauty that offers sensational, northern Rhône-like notes of blackberries, white pepper, bacon fat, and wild scrub/sagebrush-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, and perfectly balanced, it’s a beautiful Russian River Valley Syrah that will keep for over a decade.” - Robert Parker’s protégé Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)

“Inky and concentrated. Blackberry, boysenberry and blueberry fruit characters dominate both aromas and palate. There’s vibrant grapefruit zest, floral lilac, wild thyme and roasted meat characters. The fruit is plush and deep, but there’s always a sense of mountain precision and detail. A savory ferrous note adds intrigue to the full-bodied, chewy palate but the wine remains fine and polished throughout. It holds 15 years of aging potential in a cool cellar.” - DuMol Winemaker, Andy Smith 

BACKGROUND
The wines of DuMol have been collector favorites ever since capturing the Wine Spectator magazine’s highest ever rating for any California Pinot Noir to that date. 100% sustainably farmed and located on one of the appellation's most famous ridge-lines. From this special vineyard and in tandem with some of the coastal area's finest growers, DuMol crafts wines that fully capture the aromatics, flavors and textures that exemplify their vineyards and varietals character in the purest and most precise form. Their winemaker and viticulturist is the uber-talented Andy Smith (Former Larkmead Winemaker), who prior to coming to DuMol, studied in Burgundy and under two of the most iconic winemakers in the region Ted Lemon of Littorai and Paul Hobbs. Winemaker Andy Smith, while honeymooning in Sonoma, quickly decided their future lay here. Working for an eclectic range of star producers from Dry River, Littorai, Havens, Franus, to Matua and Mt. Pleasant, Andy went on to graduate in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. But his passion for Sonoma Pinot Noir was kindled early on, and after a spell as Paul Hobbs’ Assistant Winemaker, Andy joined DuMol for the excellent 1999 vintage.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary shipping on 6+ bottles.

95 Points
“While the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs get most of the love from this terrific estate, don’t miss their Syrahs! The 2016 Syrah Wild Mountainside is a power-packed, deep, rich, concentrated beauty that offers sensational, northern Rhône-like notes of blackberries, white pepper, bacon fat, and wild scrub/sagebrush-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, and perfectly balanced, it’s a beautiful Russian River Valley Syrah that will keep for over a decade.” - Robert Parker’s protégé Jeb Dunnuck (6/18)

“Inky and concentrated. Blackberry, boysenberry and blueberry fruit characters dominate both aromas and palate. There’s vibrant grapefruit zest, floral lilac, wild thyme and roasted meat characters. The fruit is plush and deep, but there’s always a sense of mountain precision and detail. A savory ferrous note adds intrigue to the full-bodied, chewy palate but the wine remains fine and polished throughout. It holds 15 years of aging potential in a cool cellar.” - DuMol Winemaker, Andy Smith 

BACKGROUND
The wines of DuMol have been collector favorites ever since capturing the Wine Spectator magazine’s highest ever rating for any California Pinot Noir to that date. 100% sustainably farmed and located on one of the appellation's most famous ridge-lines. From this special vineyard and in tandem with some of the coastal area's finest growers, DuMol crafts wines that fully capture the aromatics, flavors and textures that exemplify their vineyards and varietals character in the purest and most precise form. Their winemaker and viticulturist is the uber-talented Andy Smith (Former Larkmead Winemaker), who prior to coming to DuMol, studied in Burgundy and under two of the most iconic winemakers in the region Ted Lemon of Littorai and Paul Hobbs. Winemaker Andy Smith, while honeymooning in Sonoma, quickly decided their future lay here. Working for an eclectic range of star producers from Dry River, Littorai, Havens, Franus, to Matua and Mt. Pleasant, Andy went on to graduate in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. But his passion for Sonoma Pinot Noir was kindled early on, and after a spell as Paul Hobbs’ Assistant Winemaker, Andy joined DuMol for the excellent 1999 vintage.

Winery DuMol

Vineyard Designate

AVA Russian River Valley

Region Sonoma County