94 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2020 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is one of Dumol's larger cuvées, and production was normal despite the challenges of the vintage (3,750 cases). It has alluring purity on the nose, with scents of cranberries, rhubarb, tobacco leaves, orange peel and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate is concentrated and powerful without losing detail, framed by powdery tannins and refreshing acidity. It offers an array of spice and floral accents on the finish. Lovely! Drink: 2022-2032. (Jul 2022)"
93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2020 Pinot Noir Wester Reach has a rich perfume of black cherry cola, sassafras, and sweet violets. The palate is full and ripe, with black raspberry as well as ripe tannins and a note of black tea. Drink over the next 15 or more years. Drink: 2022-2038. (Aug 2022)"
Producer notes: "The aromas are full of vitality: bright, intense, and pure: red and black cherry, and fresh raspberry, with tangy orange zest lift. There’s a sappy, freshly picked character to the wine’s fruit center - wild berries, spiced plum, and underbrushy sweetness. The wine deepens and expands across the palate as its layers unfold then changes course becoming sleek and mineral with a fine line of focused acidity and gravelly tannin. There’s a lovely echo of deep fruit on the finish. This is a wine that you can enjoy on release, but it also offers the potential for a decade of positive aging in bottle. Vineyards: 26% Flax estate, 20% Dumol estate, 20% MacIntyre estate, 18% Occidental Road, 16% Dutton Ranch. Barrel aged 12 months in 25% new French oak, followed by three months settling in tank. Alcohol 13.8%."
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|