DuMol’s 2018 HOT new releases JUST ARRIVED – AT A DISCOUNT!

I tasted these out of the barrels last spring and was happily surprised.  I tasted them again once bottled a few weeks ago, and I was stunned.  2018 is a gorgeous vintage! Andy Smith knows how to convert every drop of juice that goes in a bottle like a 5000 piece puzzle – every piece has its place.  After 20 years Andy has this down to exact science. I fondly recall my first meeting with him while Paul Hobbs was making the first couple vintage (still at the Laird Custom crush facility). A lot has happened since, and it is all good! The 2018 vintage will go in the books as one of the best ever for DuMOL. I am excited to offer good quantities and even some DISCOUNTS for you as well!

DuMol 2018 Chardonnay “Wester Reach” Russian River Valley
Retail 64.99 – NOW 59.99
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The Chardonnay Wester Reach comes from various great vineyards in the Russian River Valley, it has terrific notes of citrus and Meyer lemon, and hints of tart pineapple as well a medium-bodied, fresh, focused, incredibly pretty style on the palate. With bright acidity and plenty of vibrancy, it’s slightly more forward and fruit-driven compared to some of the other releases here. It’s a great introduction into the wines of this terrific estate.

Winemaker Notes: “Our 2018 Wester Reach Chardonnay comprises three of the most celebrated old- vine Chardonnay vineyards in California with our high-density estate vineyard at its core. A classic DuMOL coastal Russian River wine, it maintains an impeccable balance between fruit-filled Californian style and a vibrant, focused European approach—an interplay of richness and freshness, texture and acidity. 

From the lowest-yielding vintage in twenty years, the wine possesses inherent concentration, depth and definition—focused, driven, mineral-laden and pithy with a level of cool-climate fruit intensity and presence that is very rare. Such a distinctive character is typically achieved only in small-lot single-vineyard wines. The quality of this blend is a testament to our pedigreed vineyards, precise farming, twenty years’ experience and patient, sensitive craftsmanship. 

The nose brims with expansive aromas of white lily, apricot, stone fruits and lemon zest underscored by elements of flint, oyster shell and spearmint. The palate delivers a long, subtle arc of flavor and great viscosity. It is initially taut and vibrant with lime juice, lemongrass and citrus oil before opening to richer, deeper fruits, fig and peach, and layers of texture.  The finish washes long with bright, clean acidity and a linger of ginger, honey and spice.”

DuMol 2018 Pinot Noir “Wester Reach” Russian River Valley
Retail 74.99 – NOW 69.99
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Incredibly aromatic and complex, the 2018 Pinot Noir Wester Reach offers loads of spiced red fruits, incense, wood smoke, and forest floor notes as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, focused, yet still pleasure bent style. It’s a classic DuMol Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 5-7 years. This cuvée comes all from the Russian River Valley, from multiple clones, and spent a year in 40% new French oak.

Winemaker Notes: “Our 2018 Wester Reach Pinot Noir is a pure, highly detailed cool-climate Russian River Pinot from the greatest vintage of the last two decades. The vineyards comprising this blend are core sites of classic pedigree that we have either planted or farmed for over twenty years. There’s lovely equilibrium to this wine, four distinct vineyards coming together seamlessly.

Beautiful soaring aromas of blood orange and pomegranate darken to classic black cherry and raspberry. The deep entry expands along strong lines with good drive and detail to its red and black fruit flavors. Dark fruits and cherry compote lead the palate—great depth of flavor but always fresh and precise. Savory elements steer the wine toward complexity that will continue to build with age.

As the wine opens in the glass, natural Russian River textures and volume takes hold—broad, supple and layered—bolstered by youthful acidity. The silky finish lingers long with vibrance and clarity. The wine is layered, textured and deep with pinpoint finesse and as vivid an expression of both region and vintage as one could imagine.”
36% DuMOL Estate, 24% Upp Road, 22% Widdoes & 18% Occidental Road”

DuMol 2018 Wild Mountainside Syrah
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Winemaker Notes: “The wine was grown in our three classic steep hillside vineyards, each one offering something unique to the blend. Timbervine (41%)  is complex, gamey and wildly aromatic; Greywacke (37%) brims with pure cassis fruit and broad texture; and our GVR Estate (21%) is blue-fruited, supple and bright. The combination is greater than the sum of its parts, the essence of blending. There’s a seamlessness, a togetherness to the wine that is very hard to achieve. Aromatic fireworks—blackberry jam, black pepper, pine needle, tapenade and briar patch—are deep, inky and intense. The wine is immediately fruit-forward on the palate with obvious concentration, richness and voluptuous texture. Cassis and boysenberry fruits precede game and rosemary tones. Great breadth across the palate is weighty and layered, while chewy cocoa powder tannins bring balance and focus.  There is no wrong time to drink this wine, though it will age beautifully for 15 years. 41% Timbervine, 37% Greywacke, 2
1% DuMOL Estate.”

Dumol 2018 Wild Mountainside Viognier
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Winemaker Notes: “Concentration, intensity, power, delicacy and length like this can only be achieved with mature vines planted in poor mountainside soils and cropped to extremely low yields. Then, it takes a legendary vintage to bring everything together. The magnificent Timbervine and Hoppe-Kelly vineyards are perfect partners. We harvested both on the same day, slowly pressing and co-fermenting the complementary fruit. The blend expresses the viscosity and weight we expect, but also a lingering, saline freshness that typifies the greatest Viogniers.

One senses the wine’s concentration on its aromas alone: fresh apricot, white lily, white peach and tense minerals with an edge of spearmint and white pepper. The powerful entry, tangy and deep, coats the palate with honeyed nectarine and oily lemon zest flavors. The lovely combination of viscosity and lift lingers long through the finish“

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