2017 DuMOL Jentoft Vineyard “Ryan” Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Soaring aromas of dark cherry, blackberry jam, underbrush, spice and malt. Strikingly luscious black currant and blackberry fruits composed in a mid-weight plus style. Undertones of spice and anise. Very full on the palate with felty tannins and an intensely fruity and lengthy finish. The fruit is ultra-ripe and approaches prune in tone, my only nit. This wine displays very enthusiastic fruit from a relatively young vineyard. More appealing when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle with more harmony, more gentle power and a huge, I mean huge, long finish. Score: 94. Reviewed August 22, 2021

Winery: DuMOL
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part II: North Coast - Russian River Valley