DuMOL Syrah Russian River Valley 2012
RP94: DuMOL fashions three noteworthy Syrahs which probably receive less attention than they should because of the winery’s high visibility and credibility for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The 2012 Syrah Russian River (1,060 cases aged in 30% new French oak hogsheads for 17 months prior to being bottled unfiltered) exhibits meaty, black olive tapenade, roasted herb, blackcurrant, blackberry and pepper characteristics. This complex, gamey, full-bodied Syrah is bursting with explosive levels of fruit and glycerin. Drink this French-styled stunner over the next decade or more.