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2011 DuMOL - Syrah Eddie's Patch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 89336-2011-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (13.9% alcohol; vinified with 30% whole clusters): Medium ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry, violet, pepper and exotic spices. Juicier and more gripping than the regular RRV bottling, but also showing more spicy oak influence. Savory more than particularly rich, finishing with serious tannins. Doesn't display this bottling's typical depth or sweetness but it's very well made.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    A brilliant wine for this vintage, the 2011 Syrah Eddie's Patch does not quite have the concentration of the 2010 or 2012, but it is a well-made wine for this troublesome vintage. Because of the tiny crop size and severe selection process both in the vineyard and winery, production for the 2011 was much smaller than usual. The wine possesses an inky/purple color along with notes of graphite, camphor, blackberries and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, it is currently drinking slightly better than the 2010, but it does not have the long-term potential of that vintage. Consume it now and over the next 10+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Rustic in style and texture, with complex notes of hot brick, dark berry, cedar, tobacco leaf and dried herb. This veers toward the dry side on the finish, where the tannins grip and cling.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 42 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors