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2018 DuMOL Jentoft Vineyard Ryan Pinot Noir

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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...ripe black raspberry, baking spices, forest floor, background oak, and earth. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, it's seamless, flawlessly balanced, and has a great, great finish.

96The Wine Advocate

...savory with scorched earth, prosciutto, wet leaves and dried herbs over a core of lush black berry fruit. Medium-bodied, it explodes in the mouth, offering bursts of juicy, perfumed, bitters-laced fruits, very finely grained and finishing long and layered.

95Vinous / IWC

Black cherry, spice, leather, tobacco and menthol add to a feeling of gravitas. This is an especially potent, brooding style. The Jentoft offers a compelling mix of power, inner sweetness and sheer dimension.

93Wine Spectator

A powerful, savory style, this red offers tarragon and sage notes, with dried berry and cherry flavors that are backed by zesty acidity. White pepper hints on the firm finish.

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.