DuMOL 2017 Syrah Wild Mountainside Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
This is one of our finest Syrahs in recent memory with a level of aroma and flavor complexity that really elevates the wine to the highest level. A blend of three of our classic cool climate mountainside sources, it is a qualitative equal of our designate wines that will be released this fall. Vine yields in these steep mountainside vineyards were reduced by twenty percent following a week of intense heat around Labor Day; the grapes lost a fifth of their weight making the fruit intense, pure and focused with thrilling concentration. The resulting wine conveys a kaleidoscopic range of aromas and flavors that are precise and brimming with nuance and detail. It’s an exciting, delicious and highly delineated wine with an energy that creates a great juxtaposition between delicacy and depth, subtlety and power, elegance and drive.