2009 DuMol "Aidan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

SKU #1120907 95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2009 Pinot Noir Aidan Wildrose Vineyard is layered with sweet rose petals, new leather, licorice, sweet herbs and dark raspberries. It shows tremendous richness, power and grace in a refined style that is highly appealing. Floral notes reappear to frame the close. This is a slightly brighter wine than the Eoin. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2011)

92 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark Finding a favorite from DuMOL's annual roster of new Pinots is always a difficult, if happy, task, and this year the"aidan" wins applause for its striking combination of deep fruit, vitality and keen composition. It is ripe without being too much of a good thing, and its fruit possesses a certain purity that we find in the very best Pinots of its provenance, but there is also a sense of structure and youthful restraint that points the way to far better yet if its considerable early charms can be resisted for another three to five years. *Two Stars* Inner quote mark (2/2012)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Ruby-red. Ripe cherry and Asian spice aromas become smokier with air and pick up a licorice accent. Peppery and sharply focused, offering intense bitter cherry and spicecake flavors given depth by a hint of dark chocolate. Rich but quite lively, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering spiciness. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2012)

K&L Notes

The Prince of Pinot.com: "Sourced from the 3-acre Wildrose Vineyard in Green Valley. Dijon clones 115 and 777. Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. A chameleon of a nose offering glimpses of black cherries, biscuit, and savory oak that come and go. Full-flavored and complex offering notes of blackberries, black raspberries, black tea, leaf, and oak vanillin. The tannins are supple and the wine finishes with bright acidity. A solid, even special wine. Very good." (1/2012)

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