Our 2019 vintage of “Wester Reach” Pinot Noir is a multi-layered interpretation of this classic region where we live and have farmed for close to twenty years. Comprising three of the region’s singular sub-districts, the wine blends fruit from the valley with vineyards that stretch westward toward the coolest “reaches” of the appellation’s high elevation coastal ridges. The wine achieves its generous base from our Flax Estate that overlooks the river in the Middle Reach. Here we find volume, structure, and density from hillside volcanic soils. On the deeper clays of the Santa Rosa Plains, Hanna Vineyard contributes broad fruit extract and textural richness. Perched on a ridgetop overlooking the Green Valley, Upp Road Vineyard offers soaring red and black fruit aromatics of gorgeous purity. Its high elevation neighbor, Widdoes Vineyard, provides classic black cherry fruit intensity and old vine woodsy complexity. Beyond the valley, approaching the coast, our DuMOL Estate melds all these layers together with dark fruit intensity, savory spice, and buoyant vibrancy. This beautiful lilting, dynamic wine is the essence of coastal Russian River Pinot Noir. The wine’s aromas and flavors encompass the entire spectrum of red and black fruits, savory spices, and earthy undertones: black cherry, wild berries, dried thyme, orange zest, sandalwood, and black tea. The palate is supple, broad, and lively, flowing seamlessly to a crunchy vibrant finish with rising red-mineral lift and silky structure. Drink from Summer 2021 to 2030.
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