Three GREAT new wines from DuMOL


Time flies. This is already the 27th release of DUMOL! I fondly remember meeting founder Kerry Murphy (who sadly passed away 2 years ago) in 1997, when he started DuMOL and tasting through the first bottles of what has now turned into a real success story. 

Andy Smith, DuMOL’s partner and longtime winemaker, rolled up his sleeves and produced what might turn into one the best vintage for DuMOL ever!

With much lower than normal production levels this vintage will sell out in no time! The 2022 DuMol releases are turning out to be very good this year! As you know DuMOL is always in high demand, and will sell out quickly.

They might be one of the best Andy Smith has ever made, but sadly it is THE smallest yielding vintage in 27 years. The quality is AMAZING, the quantities aren't.

DuMOL 2022 Pinot Noir “Wester Reach” Russian River Valley
GGWC $84.99 
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Winemaker Notes: “Our 2022 vintage of 'Wester Reach' Chardonnay is a multi-layered interpretation of this classic region where we live and farm. It includes some of the finest sites in the appellation – vineyards that we have planted, farmed, and harvested for over twenty years. Comprising four of our region’s unique sub-districts, the wine blends fruit from the valley itself with vineyards further west, stretching out to the coolest ‘reaches’ of the appellation’s high-elevation coastal ridges. Each district contributes something unique, be it valley-floor texture and volume, ridgeline fruit intensity, or bright coastal acidity. The wine’s broad base is centered upon our coastal DuMOL Estate with dark fruit intensity, savory spice, and bright vibrancy. At higher elevation on a ridgetop overlooking the Green Valley, Dutton Ranch offers soaring red and black fruit characters of beautiful purity. On the deeper silty/clays of the Santa Rosa Plains, Occidental Road provides broad fruit extract and textural richness. Flax Estate overlooking the river in the Middle Reach weaves in volume, structure, and density from hillside volcanic soils. Placida on the Laguna Ridge ripens late with impressive texture and lingering mossy complexity.”
 
James Suckling 95 Points:
“Plenty of spice on the nose with cloves, white pepper and nutmeg, but then it changes to hibiscus, raspberry and freshly cut white-topped strawberries. Medium body. Tangy at the end. Energy is there. Mostly Martini clone. Better give this until 2026.”

DuMOL 2022 Syrah Wild Mountainside, Russian River Valley
GGWC $74.99
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Winemaker Notes: “I love the seamlessness of our new vintage of Wild Mountainside Syrah. The fruit expression is classic Pacific-influenced cool climate – violet, black pepper, and snappy dark fruits. The wine’s structure folds into the fruit extract so that the overall balance is graceful and elegant – there are no rustic hard edges here. There’s not much Syrah grown “out west”, and it plays an obvious second fiddle to Pinot Noir, but make no mistake, the best vineyards and expressions are world-class with room to spare. One-half of the wine was harvested prior to the vintage’s heat event while the balance, close to the ocean, waited it out. So we have richness and freshness in equal measure. A compelling wine and a great follow-up to the brilliant 2021.  Deep inky dark fruit aromas alongside gravelly minerals, violet, and Kalamata. The palate flavors follow the aromas with a sweet core of blackberry pastille wrapped up in a coating of cocoa nib and cassis liqueur. The wine is quite densely packed with clear deep intensity before turning silky and graceful on an elegant lavender-infused finish. Drink between late 2024 and 2032.”
 
Vinous 96 Points (2021): “The 2021 Syrah Wild Mountainside is fabulous.  Inky, deep, and explosive, the 2021 possesses tremendous concentration from start to finish. Blackberry, chocolate, spice, sage, menthol, and gravel all run through this deep, savory Syrah.  All the elements come together so effortlessly.”


DuMOL 2022 Chardonnay “Wester Reach” Russian River Valley
GGWC $73.99
FREE SHIPPING on 12 (Mix and Match with other DuMOL wines OK)

Call/email to place your order as our order module is undergoing an upgrade

Winemaker Notes: “Our 2022 vintage of “Wester Reach” Chardonnay is a multi-layered interpretation of this classic region where we live and farm. It includes some of the finest sites in the appellation – vineyards that we have planted, farmed, and harvested for over twenty years. Comprising four of our region’s unique sub-districts, the wine blends fruit from the valley itself with vineyards further west, stretching out to the coolest ‘reaches’ of the appellation’s high-elevation coastal ridges. Each district contributes something unique, be it valley-floor richness, ridgeline acidity, or coastal vibrancy. From the Middle Reach in the north, the broad orchard fruit generosity of our Flax Estate centers the wine. Directly across the river, El Diablo’s volcanic hillside emphasizes texture and density. On the Santa Rosa plain, we layer in Cornerstone with its piercing acidity and honeyed richness. As we leave the valley itself and inch towards the coast, Winners Circle on the Laguna Ridge provides elegant stone fruit characters. Our own Bressay Estate, in the heart of Green Valley, completes the wine with citrus oil intensity and savory acidity.  Lovely aromatic purity: pear, honeydew, lemon sorbet, and baked apple notes alongside white flower, spearmint, and sea spray edges. Stone and citrus fruit flavors dominate the palate which is broad and enveloping and expands to honeyed lemon and hazelnut richness. The wine’s texture is chewy and layered before fresh acidity lifts the long intense flinty finish. Drink between 2024 and 2028.”
 
James Suckling 95 Points: “A structured and layered white with apple, light honey, and acacia aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel. The phenolic texture runs through the wine and offers a flavorful yet subtle finish. Touch of flint and cedar. Drink or hold.”

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