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2012 DuMol "Aidan" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

SKU #1208514 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012 Pinot Noir Aidan (445 cases) emerges from Dijon clones 115 and 777 planted in the cool Wild Rose Vineyard in the Russian River. This beauty reveals notes of strawberry jam, plums, blackcurrants, cherries, resiny pine forest, unsmoked cigar tobacco and a hint of cloves. Fresh, full-bodied and complex, it should drink well for a decade. As I have written in the past, this is a beautiful partnership between owner Kerry Murphy and the brilliant winemaker Andy Smith. Approaching its 20th anniversary, the breadth of high-quality, complex Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs as well as a Viognier and Syrahs they have consistently produced is stunning. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark Nicely focused on very pure cherry-like fruit with subtle accents of dried brush sitting quietly to the side, this rounded, slightly fleshy, full-bodied working counts excellent balance among its many assets. While moderately rich and fairly easy to taste for the most part, it firms and tightens just a touch at the finish in a way that implies more to come if it is allowed to rest for even two or three years. *Two Stars* Inner quote mark (2/2015)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2012 Pinot Noir Aidan Wildrose Vineyard is is one of the more delicate wines in the range, and also one of the most accessible of the Pinot Noirs. In 2012, winemaker Andy Smith destemmed all of the fruit and perhaps for that reason the Aidan comes across as a bit simple, relative to the other wines in the range, of course. Most of the appeal is upfront in a juicy, fruit-driven Pinot to drink over the next handful of years. I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted at DuMol this year.(AG) Inner quote mark (1/2015)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A subtle style that emphasizes creamy oak, red and dark berry flavors, and anise, cedar and sage notes. Gains on the finish. Drink now through 2022. (Web-2015) Inner quote mark


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