DuMOL Finn Pinot Noir 2010
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
Brilliant deep dark red. Layered red and black fruits: cherry, black raspberry then dried herb, earth, anise, an edge of iron. Very serious concentrated wine – packed with mineral extract. Strong soil component, broad dense black fruits. Texture comes out with air, increasingly supple, but then explosive finish. Quite savory – good acid backbone. Drink between 2014 and 2024.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2010 Pinot Noir Finn is the most delicate and nuanced of these 2010s. A wine of total class and elegance, the 2010 impresses for its definition and crystalline purity. Small red berries, flowers, mint and spices speak with a Chambolle-like finesse in the 2010. Sweet, silky tannins leave a fabulous final impression. A model of femininity, grace and elegance, the 2010 should drink beautifully for another decade-plus."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright ruby. Black raspberry, cola, Asian spices and vanilla on the heady, exotically perfumed nose. Offers an array of palate-staining red and dark berry preserve flavors and picks up a sexy floral nuance with air. Juicy and penetrating, with superb finishing energy, clarity and spicy persistence."
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. View all DuMOL Wines
About Russian River
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 Christmas trees.
Notable FactsThe proximity of this cool river and the rolling fogs from the Pacific Ocean make the area amenable to cool-climate grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In fact, the region is quite known for its full-bodied, yet elegant Pinot Noir, as well as their ripe, yet lean Chardonnays. Within Russian River Valley lie the smaller appellations of Chalk Hill and Green Valley. Chalk Hill is the warmer of the two and furthest from the ocean, while Green Valley is cooler and closer to the water.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.