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2016 DuMOL Estate Syrah

ITEM 8231906 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
JM10011 3 $50 $150
3 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8231906 3 $50 May 22, 2022
I8149377 2 $65 Mar 27, 2022
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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

Meaty, peppery, bloody, and incredibly complex, with lots of black olive, cracked peppercorns, smoke, and ripe, dark Syrah fruit, it has building tannin, awesome mid-palate depth, and a remarkable purity, elegance, and balance...

95Wine Spectator

Distinctly combines a complex and brooding core with elegant and luscious flavors, offering expressive blueberry and blackberry fruit accented by bitter chocolate, licorice and smoky peppered beef notes.

95Vinous / IWC

Creamy and beautifully textured... Inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and black pepper all grace this exquisitely beautiful, expressive Syrah.

93+ The Wine Advocate

...expressive black cherries, wild blueberries and blackberries with savory wood smoke, tapenade, charcuterie and earth hints. Full-bodied, concentrated and firmly constructed, it has beautifully ripe, rounded tannins texturing the savory layers with spices flavors, finishing on a lingering peppery note.

93James Suckling

Very attractive, modern syrah with ripe dark plums, chocolate, pepper and hard brown spices. The palate has plenty of lithe, long tannins and delivers plums and anise with some dark chocolate and a fluidly expressive, long finish.

PRODUCER

DuMOL

Founded in 1996, DuMOL is a vineyard focused producer of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from distinctive vineyards in the extreme southwestern part of the Russian River Valley, focusing on the Green Valley AVA. They also grow and craft small-lot Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Viognier from other exceptional vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa, expanding upon twenty-five years of winegrowing experience. Winemaker, Viticulturist, and Partner Andy Smith has been with the winery since the beginning and continues to produce highly regarded cult wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called DuMOL "a fabulous producer of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more recently, Viognier and Syrah....Everything produced at this winery is world-class, strikingly intense, complex and elegant."

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.