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2011 DuMOL - Pinot Noir Finn

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 93 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78191-2011-3000-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A stunning effort is the 2011 Pinot Noir Finn, which comes from the DuMol Vineyard (two-thirds) and the rest from vineyards near Occidental on the Sonoma Coast. Made from multiple clones, it possesses fabulous intensity for a 2011 along with a deep plum/ruby/purple-tinged color, and a sweet perfume of boysenberries, blackberries and cherries intermixed with hints of lavender and forest floor. This beautifully textured, full-bodied, shockingly superb 2011 Pinot Noir was clearly harvested before the damaging rains began in October. Enjoy it over the next 6-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (from a 20-year-old block of mixed clones): Good full red. Reticent but pure nose hints at black cherry. Sappy and tight, showing little in the way of easy sweetness but communicating an impression of strong extract. With aeration, red and darker fruit flavors emerged and the wine softened to show a more velvety texture. This pinot has a relatively high pH for the vintage (3.6) and will rely more on its tannins than on its acidity for spine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Intense and gutsy, this has a firm core of raspberry, wild berry and crushed rock surrounded by enticing floral scents. Gains depth and fans out on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Pkaleta
The 25-acre biodynamically farmed DuMOL Estate Vineyard is located on an undulating east-facing slope of one of Russian River Valley's most 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 the varietal characteristics in the purest and most precise form.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 72 bottles owned
  • 31 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 31 collectors)