2004 DuMOL - Syrah Russian River Valley 1.5L

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VF 93   WA 90-92   WS 92   JR 18   IWC 88(+?)?   Collector 89
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Vinfolio | Rating: 93

The hallmark of this wine is elemental; charcoal roasted meat, earthy and black pepper in the nose developing intense flavors of currants, java and chocolate, with hints of sassafras on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2007-2012
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 55

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-92

The 2004 Syrah Russian River exhibits abundant notes of black fruits, asphalt, and pepper in a deep, chewy, rich style. It should drink well young, and keep for 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2005-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 162

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Offers a lively beam of wild berry and boysenberry fruit that's rich, intense and concentrated, finishing with firm tannins and a pretty hint of hazelnut and spice.

Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Author: James Laube


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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Very dark. Very alive on the nose. Full, savoury, tense and exciting. Very good and vibrant! Not like any French wine I can think of ? and certainly not like an Australian. A fine California archetype?

Drink Dates: 2008-2013
Author: Jancis Robinson


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88(+?)?

($48) Bright ruby-red. Superripe crushed blackberry and pepper on the nose.On the palate, intense black fruit and tar flavors are accompanied by an element of liquid pepper. This rather muscular, medicinal wine showed an increasing tannic toughness as it opened in the glass.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 130

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: RyanL
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/12/2009

Rating: 89
Author: DrinkBeHappy
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/15/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2020

Rating: 88
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/15/2009

Average rating: 91, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

12 bottles owned by 11 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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