Founded in 1996, DuMOL is a vineyard focused producer of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from distinctive vineyards in the extreme southwestern part of the Russian River Valley. They also grow and craft small-lot Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Viognier from exceptional vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa, expanding upon twenty-five years of winegrowing experience.
WA94 The 2018 Syrah Wild Mountainside was made with about one-third whole clusters and includes about 5% Viognier. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it has gorgeous aromas of smoked meats, crushed blackcurrants, mint leaves, bitter chocolate, violet and blueberries. Medium to full-bodied, it’s well managed in the mouth, restrained but deeply flavored, with a fine, grainy frame and fresh, uplifted finish.
VIN92-95 Inky, dark and brooding, the 2018 Syrah Eddie’s Patch is shaping up to be a gem. Graphite, lavender, spice, chocolate, licorice and plum are some of the many notes that infuse the 2018 with layers of complexity and intrigue. The 33% whole clusters add striking floral and savory dimensions to this unctuous, plush Syrah. There is plenty to look forward to.
Winemaker notes: 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.