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2017 DuMOL Finn Pinot Noir

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November 27, 2022 - $56

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

...sexy nose with notions of graphite, aniseed, black tea leaf and cedar with baked black cherries, cranberries, garrigue, warm earth and red berry hints plus notes of dried herbs and charcuterie...palate is light to medium-bodied, silky, intense and savory, with finely woven grainy tannins and juicy acidity, blossoming with flavor layers on the very long finish.

95+ Vinous / IWC

Polished and refined, but with tons of power...there is plenty of substance and tons of character, too. Bright red/purplish berry fruit, spice, mint and blood orange open up in the glass...

95Jeb Dunnuck

...deep, dense, powerful wine...lifted notes of plums and darker cherry fruits intermixed with subtle iron, spice, and earthy notes...medium to full body, a rounded, layered texture, and ripe tannins...

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, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.