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Sunday, February 10, 2013

2008 Dumol Russian RIver Valley Syrah

The 2008 Dumol Russian River Valley Syrah is composed of grapes harvested from five different Russian River Valley vineyards. (40% Trenton Station, 31% DuMOL Estate, 14% Hoppe-Kelly, 10% Dry Stack & 5% Strauss).The wine was aged 18 months in 40% new French oak barrels and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

On the nose I get beautiful aromas of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, meat, spice, chocolate, violets, black pepper, dried herbs, and just a hint of soy. Very complex and layered aromatic profile....

On the palate the wine shows the most amazing flavors of blueberry, ripe blackberry, creme de cassis, Belgium chocolate truffle, licorice, coffee grind, and game meat. This wine has an amazingly soft and supple tannin structure and incredibly balanced acidity. Classic cooler weather Syrah, but it definitely contains the ripeness only found in California. Absolutely stunning wine..... 97 Points

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