96 Points from Wine Enthusiast
Made from four stellar sites within the appellation, this stunning wine shows rich red and blue fruit. Spice and forest floor tones intertwine alongside firm, supple tannins and balanced acidity, finishing with impressive length and intensity.
93 Points from Vinous
The 2017 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is a gorgeous entry-level wine in this range from DuMol. Joyous and exuberant, with terrific purity of fruit, the 2017 is a real stand out. Crushed red berry, wild flowers and sweet spice all race from the glass in a Pinot that offers so much allure. The aromatics and sweetness here are so alluring. This is a real stand-out. Vineyard sites are the Estate, Dutton, Occidental Road and Widdoes. Drinking window from 2020 - 2029.
92 Points from Jeb Dunnuck
Incredibly aromatic and complex, the 2017 Pinot Noir Wester Reach offers loads of spiced red fruits, incense, wood smoke, and forest floor notes as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, focused, yet still pleasure bent style. It's a classic DuMol Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 5-7 years. This cuvée comes all from the Russian River Valley, from multiple clones, and spent a year in 40% new French oak.
92 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is pale to medium ruby with cranberry, crushed black cherry, woodsmoke, oolong tea leaves and pipe tobacco on the nose with notes of earth, strawberry and cola. The light to medium-bodied palate offers a great interplay of spicy fruits and earthy character, with seamlessly woven grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long and spicy with loads of energy. Give this another year or two in bottle.
92 Points from Wine Spectator
Plush and well-spiced, with a vibrant, juicy core of dark cherry, plum and raspberry flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins and firm acidity. Notes of slate and hints of white pepper show on the structured finish. Drink now through 2024.
DuMOL has held the core principle, since inception, to be responsible stewards for their surrounding environment both in their vineyards and in their winemaking. Built in 2008, their winery was the first “green” facility in the Windsor township, 100% solar powered and utilizing a bioreactor system to reduce all waste water impact from winery processing activities to below that of a single-family household. Beyond its environmental considerations, the winery was strategically designed by Andy Smith to optimize the vinification of DuMOL’s many individual wine lots with custom small-lot fermentation tanks to include a Tuscan terracotta Amphora fermenter.
The wine is dynamic, alive and precise. It begins in a coastal style--sleek, focused and linear. The deep entry expands along strong lines with good drive and detail to its red and black fruit flavors. As it fully opens, natural Russian River textures and volume takes hold – broad, supple and layered. Savory elements steer the wine toward complexity that will continue to build in bottle.
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