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2012 DuMOL - Pinot Noir Finn

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 98 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78191-2012-3000-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Shows a tightly knit mix of earth-laced plum and blueberry notes, with shades of dried herb and sage. Ends with firm tannins that give the flavors traction.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The prodigious 2012 Pinot Noir Finn (446 cases) is a blend of fruit from their Estate Vineyard (55%) and the Occidental Road Vineyard (45%). It is fashioned from a selection of different clones and sees about 45% new French oak. Underbrush, cigar tobacco, blackberries, black cherries, plums and sassafras notes interwoven with Asian spices, damp earth and truffle are present in this super-complex, full-bodied, opulent Pinot Noir. The largest scaled, most structured and densest of the DuMOL 2012 Pinots, this beauty will be even better after several years of bottle age, and should keep for 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: drcherrybomb
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
  • 35 collectors