DuMol Wester Reach Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Wester Reach sings of ripe black cherries, red plums, red currants and cranberry sauce with touches of violets, cinnamon stick, spearmint and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tantalizing red and black berry layers with a satiny texture and oodles of freshness, finishing long and earthy. Drink Date 2019-2029.
Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is one of the releases that only goes out to distribution and isn't offered on the mailing list. It's a textbook wine from this estate and is ideal for readers looking to understanding the style of this estate. Wild strawberry, violets, and forest floor aromas and flavors, medium body, light tannin, and a charming, layered, balanced style all make for a brilliant Russian River Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 4-5 years.
The 2016 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is a classic Russian River Pinot built on forward fruit and raciness, but in a mid-weight style that tempers some of the natural exuberance of the Russian River. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, spice, cola and floral notes are nicely lifted in this very pretty, open-knit Pinot from Du Mol. Drink this fruity, Pinot over the next handful of years.