| Wine Spectator 91 points (Nov 30 2014)
A tight, seductive style, with subtle jazzy oak notes woven into the ripe plum and blueberry flavors. The tannins close in on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 4,865 cases made.-JL
Vinous 91 points (Jan 2015)
A gorgeous entry-level wine, DuMOL’s 2012 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is laced with sweet red berries, rose petals, mint and cinnamon. The flavors are bright, focused and lifted throughout. The 2012 doesn’t quite have the exuberance of most Russian River Pinots, and will therefore appeal to readers who appreciate a more restrained style of Russian River Pinot.
Wine Advocate 92 points (Dec 2014)
The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River, which comes from 7 different vineyards and multiple clones, is the largest cuvee, 4,775 cases. Notes of forest floor, wild strawberries, sweet raspberries and cherries notes in addition to roasted meats and herbs are all present in this gorgeous, perfumed, medium to full-bodied, silky textured, pure Pinot Noir. This big-time winner stands up to the single-vineyard bottlings. Drink it over the next decade or more.