DuMol Wild Mountainside Syrah 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Earthy, burly and brightly lifted by underlying acidity, this impressive wine is wild and complex. Moderate ripeness is highlighted by bold flavors of blueberry, dark cherry and dark chocolate. The richness is balanced and leads to an elegant finish of violet.
The 2018 Syrah Wild Mountainside was made with about one-third whole clusters and includes about 5% Viognier. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it has gorgeous aromas of smoked meats, crushed blackcurrants, mint leaves, bitter chocolate, violet and blueberries. Medium to full-bodied, it's well managed in the mouth, restrained but deeply flavored, with a fine, grainy frame and fresh, uplifted finish. About 500 cases were made.