Winemaker Andy Smith calls this vintage “the greatest expression yet of our high-density Estate Vineyard.” With 98-points to back that statement up, it seems these vines are reaching their full potential! Purity of fruit, unparalleled intensity, and tremendous detail set this Pinot Noir apart. Deep, dark blackberry and cassis penetrate the palate with beautiful concentration and velvety texture. This is a captivating wine that will bring a good decade of pleasure.
There are 780 cases of the 2018 Pinot Noir DuMOL Estate Vineyard, another awesome bottle of Pinot Noir from Andy Smith. All destemmed and aged 15 months in 45% new French oak, its deeper ruby color is followed by a stunning nose of black raspberries, scorched earth, charcoal, forest floor, and candied orange zest. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully concentrated, it has some background oak to integrate, but offers perfect balance in its tannins and acidity, a great mid-palate, and a great finish. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.