New DuMOL Designated Vineyard Releases!

Time flies, as this is the 16th release of DuMOL.  I remember meeting Kerry Murphy and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story.  The “Designated” bottlings  are always something special, and this year is no difference.  Andy Smith pulled up his sleeves and put together an amazing selection of limited production wines.  You can mix and match the wines for FREE SHIPPING (six bottle minimum).
DuMOL 2011 “Clare” Chardonnay
Retail 72.00 – GGWC 67.50 (Max 6 bottles)
Robert Parker 94 Points
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The 2011 Clare showcases a  brilliant pale straw color. The nose offers great aromatic purity of lemon, mineral, sea spray, green apple, mint freshness that opens to poached pear and toasted almond. A very intense stone fruit palate, oatmeal richness and nutmeg. Density builds in the glass, intense salty acidity and nice waxy/oily finish.  Very limited.

Robert Parker 94 points:DuMOl’s 2011 Chardonnay Clare “Hyde Vineyard” is a classic expression of Carneros. Warm, rich and resonant (for the year) the 2011 saturates the palate with the essence of orange peel, mint, spices and a hint of French oak. The 2011 is laced with endless intensity of flavor and great overall balance.”

DuMOL 2011 “Chloe” Chardonnay
Retail 72.00 – GGWC 67.50 (Max 12 bottles)
Robert Parker 93 Points
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The 2011 Chloe offers a brilliant pale yellow gold color. The wine is richly aromatic, with nectarine, orange marmalade, mango, and a subtle edge of fragrant lilies. On the palate the wine is broad with intense fruit richness, white peach, citrus oil, toasted nuts, almond paste, brioche. Real sense of thrusting power, but perfect balance between pulsating fruit and precise acidity. Lemon zest finish.

Robert Parker 93 points: “A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2011 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie Vineyard stands out for its pure structure, volume and richness, all buttressed by beams of acidity. The 2011 is all about balance and richness, but without excess heaviness. This is going to be another fascinating wine to follow.”

DuMOL 2011 “Estate” Pinot Noir
Retail 105.00 – GGWC 94.99 (Max 6 bottles)
95 Points Parker
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This is the fifth “Estate” release. So an anniversary of sorts that offers a brilliant deep rose color. The nose shows penetrating floral, fruit and seasoned aroma.  On the palate you’ll encounter black cherry and raspberry, fresh herbs, fragrant flowers, toffee and cocoa powder. Great vineyard purity with tightly entwined aromas and flavors. Dark fruits, earth, fresher blueberry, orange zest, a hint of black olive. Structured back end with lifting acidity and youthful tannins.

Robert Parker 95 points: “The flagship 2011 Pinot Noir Estate DuMOL Estate is all about balance and harmony. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine’s stunning balance and proportion. Deep, rich and voluptuous yet backed up by serious tannins, the 2011 is an infant today. It will be great fun to see where this goes. Today, the Dumol Estate is pure sexiness in the glass! Amazingly, these vines are just seven years old.”

DuMOL 2011 “Ryan” Pinot Noir
Retail 100.00 – GGWC 89.99 (Max 12 bottles)
Robert Parker 92 Points
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Ryan is becoming the flag ship of DuMOL’s designated series. The 2011 vintage offers up a deep rose color, quite dark & brilliant.  The wine shows of complex floral and seasoned aromas of juniper, bay leaf, anise then wild berry sweetness, kirsch, sassafras and tobacco. The wine offers great power and dimension to the palate. It is rich, but never soft – a lean dynamic power. Boysenberry, maple, cocoa then mint and game. Fine tannin-acid balancing act. Fresh orange zest on the finish.

Robert Parker 92 Points: “The 2011 Pinot Noir Ryan Widdoes Vineyard stands out for its deep, implosive personality. Juicy dark cherries, incense, hard candy and spices all flesh out in this large-scaled, voluptuous Pinot. This is a surprisingly structured powerful wine with a seemingly bright, bright future. Today, the smokiness from the medium-toast Remond barrels is a bit noticeable, but if that element subsides over time, I expect the 2011 Ryan will come at the high end of my rating. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2023.”

DuMOL 2011 “Aidan” Pinot Noir
Retail 100.00 – GGWC 89.99  (Max 2 bottles)
93 Points Parker
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The 2011 Aidan offers a medium dark ruby red color. The wine offers a bright, vibrant and high-toned aroma with great energy. Rainier cherry, fresh raspberry, pine needle, fragrant roses, a touch of iron. Classic coastal palate with explosive fruits: fresh raspberry coulis, huckleberry, bing cherry. Full-bodied, rich and satisfying, but always bright and juicy. Dusty cocoa powder, tobacco finish.

Robert Parker 93 Points: “The 2011 Pinot Noir Aidan Wildrose Vineyard is one of the deeper, richer wines in the range. Juicy dark cherries, plums, sweet spices, licorice and mint all meld together in an expressive, seamless wine endowed with gorgeous purity and depth. Round, sweet and caressing – especially within the context of the year – the 2011 is showing beautifully today. The use of 25% whole clusters is imperceptible; such is the wine’s balance. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025”.

DuMOL 2011 “Eddie’s Patch” Syrah
Retail 100.00 – GGWC 89.99  (Max 4 bottles)
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The big boy “Eddie’s Patch” Syrah has a saturated purple color of dense and concentrated ripe dark fruits.  Out of the glass gobs of blackberry and cassis with menthol, tapenade, mineral and iron tones greet you with pleasure. The wine maintains a floral elegance and lifted aromatic character.  It has a bright red fruit entry, lighter than the nose suggests, then dark fruit compote but not heavy or too forward, truffle notes, pepper, thyme and sage. Rich tannins round out the finish and aromatic graphite notes linger. Always decant this big boy before serving, and let it breathe for an hour or two!

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