2019 DuMOL 'Wild Mountainside' Syrah Russian River Valley

$58.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Oh my how we love Syrah…it’s a staff favorite. The 2018 Wild Mountain Syrah, checks all the boxes. This is a blend of two of classic cool climate mountainside sources giving an intense, pure and focused palate brimming with cassis and blackberry offset by thyme, tobacco and cocoa nib. Pleasure-driven with concentration, richness and voluptuous texture. A fantastic effort, this will remind you of the great Cote Rotie wines that cost 3 to 4 times as much.

Varietal:
Syrah
Winemaker:
Andy Smith
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 26% new
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
53% gvr estate & 47% hoppe-kelly
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Syrah
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
94
SKU #:
1046327
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA94

Wine Advocate

The Dumol 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. About 500 cases were made.

JD94

Jeb Dunnuck

There are three Syrahs from Smith. His DuMol Syrah Wild Mountainside comes from a handful of sites in the Russian River and spent 15 months in a mix of one-third new French oak, 20% amphora, and the balance in used barrels. This rocking effort offers classic cool-climate notes of blue fruits, violets, ground pepper, and game. With medium to full body, beautiful tannins, and a seamless texture, it’s going to keep for over a decade.