The 2021 vintage of this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a classic example of the strength of this AVA. It includes some of the most renowned sites in the appellation—vineyards that DuMOL has planted, farmed, and harvested for over twenty years. Comprising three of their region’s unique sub-districts, the wine blends fruit from the valley itself with vineyards further west, stretching out to the coolest ‘reaches’ of the appellation’s high elevation coastal ridges. Each district contributes something unique, be it valley-floor texture and volume, ridgeline fruit intensity or bright coastal acidity. "The wine’s broad base is centered upon our coastal DuMOL Estate with dark fruit intensity, savory spice, and bright vibrancy. At higher elevation on a ridgetop overlooking the Green Valley, Upp Road offers soaring red and black fruit characters of beautiful purity. On the deeper clays of the Santa Rosa Plains, Occidental Road provides broad fruit extract and textural richness. Flax Estate overlooking the river in the Middle Reach weaves in volume, structure, and density from hillside volcanic soils," explains winemaker, Andy Smith.