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2017 DuMOL Eddie’s Patch Syrah

ITEM 8564075 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
maten $45 $45
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8564075 1 $45 Dec 4, 2022
I8542631 1 $45 Nov 27, 2022
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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

...spring flowers, black raspberries, and dried earth-like aromas and flavors...medium to full-bodied, has lots of tannins, terrific fruit, and a seamless texture.

94The Wine Advocate

...scented of coffee bean, lilac, smoked meats, graphite, garrigue and peppery touches on the nose, with impenetrable ripe black cherry and currant fruit at the core plus red berry sparks, soil and fried sage notes. It's full-bodied with gobs of savory-laced, ripe black fruits in the mouth framed by very ripe, pixelated tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and layered.

92Wine Spectator

Vibrant and deeply structured, with precise blueberry, black olive and licorice flavors that build tension and richness toward refined tannins.

PRODUCER

DuMOL

Founded in 1996, DuMOL is dedicated to crafting highly nuanced, vineyard-focused Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from distinctive sites in the cool-climate Russian River Valley. Winemaker, Viticulturist and Partner Andy Smith leads a small and experienced team at DuMOL, to craft wines of depth, clarity and elegance through attention to detail in the vineyards and vintage-specific winegrowing. DuMOL believes the best fertilizer is the footsteps of the farmer and is dedicated to a portfolio of estate and grower-partner vineyards primarily within a 10 mile radius. Expanding upon twenty-five years of experience, DuMOL also grows and produces small-lot Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, and Mencía from some of the finest vineyards in Sonoma and Napa. The full DuMOL portfolio is released through allocations to the mailing list, with select wines distributed to top restaurants 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, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

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.