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2017 DuMol "Wild Mountainside" Russian River Valley Syrah

SKU #1426449 94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark There are three Syrahs from Smith. His 2017 Syrah Wild Mountainside comes from a handful of sites in the Russian River and spent 15 months in a mix of one-third new French oak, 20% amphora, and the balance in used barrels. This rocking effort offers classic cool-climate notes of blue fruits, violets, ground pepper, and game. With medium to full body, beautiful tannins, and a seamless texture, it’s going to keep for over a decade. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Syrah Wild Mountainside was made with 33% whole cluster and aged for 15 months, 33% in new Ermitage hogsheads and 20% in amphorae. It has a deep ruby-purple color and a nose of roasted coffee, fried thyme and sage, dark chocolate, blackcurrants, chargrilled meats and desiccated violets. Full-bodied, it explodes in the mouth, absolutely jam-packed with ripe black fruit and savory layers, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless acidity to lift the very long, very flavorful finish. Wow! (EB) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark Presently the most accessible of the DuMol Syrahs, but still a fairly solid wine whose best lies several years hence, this slightly rounded, full-bodied working boasts a good deal of nicely ripened raspberry-like fruit with a temperate touch of spice confirming its varietal origins. It tightens up toward the finish but remains fruity right to the end, and, while a bit more age is advised, it should come into its own with a comparatively short wait of three or four years. Inner quote mark (10/2019)


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