DuMOL

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.2498 ratings
9.179 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Chris Zitzman

Deep currant & boysenberry jump right up. As it relaxes Iā€™m getting hints of cedar, oodles of crushed cherry. On the palate it brings a youthful but surprisingly composed, expressive and robust character. Perhaps a symptom of the ā€˜14 vintage, the tannins are extremely smooth and melt delightfully into h mid-palate of the wine, leading to an elegant, if not a bit demure finish.
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Deep currant & boysenberry jump right up. As it relaxes Iā€™m getting hints of cedar, oodles of crushed cherry. On the palate it brings a youthful but surprisingly composed, expressive and robust character. Perhaps a symptom of the ā€˜14 vintage, the tannins are extremely smooth and melt delightfully into h mid-palate of the wine, leading to an elegant, if not a bit demure finish.
@DuMOL Winery @rrv

Jun 17th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Find American pinot to always have high alcohol but hide it remarkably and keep their profiles right in check, much better than Oz. Stem, rose petal, tart fruit of cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, slight smoke with an autumn leaf and mezcal like complexity. Medium plus acid, great intensity through the palate. Nice wine.

Find American pinot to always have high alcohol but hide it remarkably and keep their profiles right in check, much better than Oz. Stem, rose petal, tart fruit of cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, slight smoke with an autumn leaf and mezcal like complexity. Medium plus acid, great intensity through the palate. Nice wine.

May 10th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Always delivers. Bright cherry and subtle plum jam.

Always delivers. Bright cherry and subtle plum jam.

Apr 29th, 2018
Ryan Stewart

Bright ruby color. Perfumed strawberry, vanilla, floral notes and earthy aromas. Medium body, medium tannins, with flavors of raspberry, nutmeg, and dried herbs. Long finish.

Bright ruby color. Perfumed strawberry, vanilla, floral notes and earthy aromas. Medium body, medium tannins, with flavors of raspberry, nutmeg, and dried herbs. Long finish.

4 people found it helpfulOct 11th, 2013
Mike Mayer

A powerful nose with scents of red fruit and just the right amount of oak. Elegant tastes of strawberries, raspberries and Oak. A nice expression of California Pinot done in more of a Burgundian style.

A powerful nose with scents of red fruit and just the right amount of oak. Elegant tastes of strawberries, raspberries and Oak. A nice expression of California Pinot done in more of a Burgundian style.

2 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2016
Grant Simpson

Classic rrv fruit, bright cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, dried leaves and soil, nice expression better in 4-5 years.

Classic rrv fruit, bright cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, dried leaves and soil, nice expression better in 4-5 years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.6

The fruits seem overripe and syrupy. Blackberries, black cherries, strawberry preserves, raspberry preserves, lots of cola, red vines, red florals, vanilla, pronounced chalkiness, grainy dark minerals, crushed rocks with good acidity. It's a bit too sugary sweet for my taste. As well, the high alcohol shows in the nose, flavors and you feel it's heat. This wine is in the trick phase rather than the full treat phase this Halloween weekend. šŸ‘» šŸŽƒ

The fruits seem overripe and syrupy. Blackberries, black cherries, strawberry preserves, raspberry preserves, lots of cola, red vines, red florals, vanilla, pronounced chalkiness, grainy dark minerals, crushed rocks with good acidity. It's a bit too sugary sweet for my taste. As well, the high alcohol shows in the nose, flavors and you feel it's heat. This wine is in the trick phase rather than the full treat phase this Halloween weekend. šŸ‘» šŸŽƒ

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2016
Andre Lopez

A little disjointed, overripe and overworked tasting on day one. Day two, a completely different story. Mellowed out and came together. Really dark fruited with some good structure. What a difference some air makes.

A little disjointed, overripe and overworked tasting on day one. Day two, a completely different story. Mellowed out and came together. Really dark fruited with some good structure. What a difference some air makes.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2015
Kuan Lim

Fresh Raspberry, violet mixed with wet leaf. Moderate acidity, medium plus alcohol and fine tannin on the palate.
Finishing with a green tea herbs yet very long ...
A classic Pinot Noir from Russian River !!!

Fresh Raspberry, violet mixed with wet leaf. Moderate acidity, medium plus alcohol and fine tannin on the palate.
Finishing with a green tea herbs yet very long ...
A classic Pinot Noir from Russian River !!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2014
Nic Werner

2008s are holding up well

2008s are holding up well

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2014