(at 5,000 cases, this is DuMol’s largest single bottling): Good medium red. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, exotic spices and earth, complicated by cherry and leather notes. Light on its feet and spicy; doesn’t have the texture or body of a riper year but this pinot is nicely perfumed and persistent, finishing with very fine-grained tannins.
Pure, firm, tight and flavorful, with enticing aromas and ripe plum, blackberry, raspberry and crushed rock flavors. Presents a juicy, refreshing finish. Drink now through 2019. 4,200 cases made.-JL