DuMOL Finn Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
This eighth Finn bottling is quite simply the finest wine we have ever grown and produced. There is a level of concentration without heaviness that these vineyards have vividly expressed and which typifies this wonderful vintage. An identical blend to the highly successful 2006 bottling, DuMOL knew that some potentially remarkable components were in barrel soon after the harvest dust had settled. The synergy between these three component parts was unprecedented even for this bottling and as they were gently blended the following spring, they immediately brought out the best in each other and took the wine to a different level of complexity.
It has the density and youthfully backward tautness of the finest wines and will not reach the beginning stages of its maturity for at least three years following release. Predominantly grown on clay-based soils, the natural tannin structure is full, rich and dominant and the mix of heritage clones produced flavors that are the antithesis of sweet and fruity Californian Pinot. Yes, there is sweetness present, but it is a sweetness of vine extract borne out of low yields, great farming and precise harvesting at optimum maturity. The rewards will be great for those who cellar this wine beyond 2014.
"My highest score goes to the 2007 Pinot Noir Finn, which comes from the Occidental, Widdoes, and Sonoma State vineyards. A brilliant, juicy, succulent effort, it boasts a terrific full-bodied texture, layers of black cherry, raspberry, and cola aromas and flavors, a dark ruby/purple color, and a backward yet irresistible style. This big, rich Pinot Noir is capable of lasting 15-20 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Saturated red. Alluring aromas of crushed red berries, incense and dried rose are perked up by pepper, spices and herbs. Then densely packed, sweet and juicy, with a suave, silky texture and enticing inner-mouth perfume. Impressive for its purity and balance, finishing with excellent clarity, punch and sweet floral persistence. Andy Smith called this the best wine he has ever made, which is saying something."
International Wine Cellar
"Imposing in its ripeness, its immense fruit and its lavish oak, yet beautifully managed and no way excessive, this very fleshy, full-bodied Pinot shows off the richness inherent in the outstanding 2007 vintage. For all of its considerable size, it is firm and ideally balanced, and its sense of mass comes with plenty of brightness and life. Like all of the new Du Mol offerings, it is one meant for the cellar, and given a few years in which to fully stretch out, a more nuanced wine will emerge."
"Offers a complex mix of ripe, fleshy and subtle cherry, berry, spice and mineral flavors, with touches of lavender. Full-bodied, elegant and balanced, this glides through on the finish. Drink now through 2016."
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DuMOL's 25 acre sustainably farmed Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating east-facing slope of one of the appellation's famous ridgelines. From this classic site and in tandem with some of the coastal area's finest growers, DuMOL crafts wines that fully capture the aromatics, flavors and textures that exemplify their vineyard sites and varietals character in the purest and most precise form.
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The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...
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Learn About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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