DuMol considers 2018 to be their best vintage in the last two decades which says a lot considering some great vintages within that time frame. The vineyards that comprise DuMol’s 2018 Wester Reach Pinot Noir represent their core sites that they have planted, farmed, or partnered with for up to twenty-three years—sites of classic pedigree from which their single vineyard Pinots are born. There’s great balance to this wine: four distinct vineyards come together seamlessly to express the soils and climate of the western, coastal part of the appellation. “Beautiful soaring aromas of blood orange and pomegranate darken to classic black cherry and raspberry. The deep entry expands along strong lines with good drive and detail to its red and black fruit flavors. Dark fruits and cherry compote lead the palate—great depth of flavor but always fresh and precise. Savory elements steer the wine toward complexity that will continue to build with age. The wine is layered, textured and deep with pinpoint finesse and as vivid an expression of both region and vintage as one could imagine.” – Andy Smith, winemaker. 94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.