DuMol Finn Pinot Noir 2014

California
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£84.50 per bottle
41 in stock

99-100 Points - Stuart McCloskey "The nose is very intense and does require a good hour in a decanter to unlock its captivating bouquet of dark berries, bilberry and sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied exquisitely balanced with ultra-fine tannins. At times the ‘Finn’ comes across as something very powerful, at other times sensory. Certainly, a mercurial Pinot Noir which washes effortlessly across your palate. Extraordinary, a moving wine and nigh on perfection."

97 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (erobertparker.com) "Blended of 55% DuMOL Estate vineyard and 45% Occidental Road vineyards, the 2014 Pinot Noir Finn has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and notes of black cherries, black raspberries and anise plus underlying suggestions of yeast, potpourri, underbrush and cedar. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of opulent fruit on offer, it has a seamless backbone of very fine tannins and gorgeous freshness, finishing long and minerally."

Taste & Aroma

Score:97

Blended of 55% DuMOL Estate vineyard and 45% Occidental Road vineyards, the 2014 Pinot Noir Finn has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and notes of black cherries, black raspberries and anise plus underlying suggestions of yeast, potpourri, underbrush and cedar. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of opulent fruit on offer, it has a seamless backbone of very fine tannins and gorgeous freshness, finishing long and minerally.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Producer

• For more than 10 years, DuMOL wines have regularly been served at various events in The White House – they have been poured for the Queen Mother and the highest representatives of many nations, including President Bush and President Obama.

• The story began in 1996 with their first release of a miniscule 300 cases; equal numbers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Even today, the production levels remain low (only 445 cases of the 2012 Aidan Pinot Noir).

• Today, DuMOL owns three distinct vineyards for its estate production, but also sources externally from many long established premier growers like Dutton Ranch, Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard, and Charles Heintz Vineyard.

Robert Parker“I would have to rank DuMol as one of my favorite half dozen producers of California Chardonnay as well as one of the top twenty in terms of Pinot Noir. Moreover, their Syrah program is also impressive”

• Andy Smith is a talented winemaker and viticulturist at the helm since 2000. Before his tenure at DuMOL, Smith studied under Neil McCallum (Dry River in Martinborough), Ted Lemon (Littorai) and Paul Hobbs, all distinguished winemakers of great repute.

DuMOL, California, USA

Region

California is the largest and most important wine region in the US – in fact, if California were a separate country it would be the world’s fourth largest wine producer! California stretches along the west coast of the USA meaning that soils and climates vary enormously depending on the area’s altitude, latitude and proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Generally the cooler regions closer to the coast are most suited to the growing of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, whilst further inland (where the climate is much hotter) some of California’s most famous Cabernet Sauvignon wines are grown. The famous Ridge Estate is located here and produces some of the best and most sought after wines in California. If you enjoy Chardonnay, we highly recommend you take a look at Liquid Farm Winery, whose Chardonnay’s (we believe!) rival those of Burgundy.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Especially good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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