Saturated purple color; multi-layered aromas, smoky blue and black fruits, graphite, violet, thyme, black pepper, soy sauce and a late arriving smoked meat note. Immediate deep cassis fruit profile on the palate, tobacco, pepper, soy, cocoa and rosewater nuances. Great floral inner mouth perfume. Stony mineral infused finish with more graphite and solid hillside tannin profile. "The 2012 Syrah Jack Roberts Run (330 cases aged in one-third new French hogsheads for 18 months) boasts an opaque purple color as well as notes of charcuterie, smoked meats, roasted herbs, espresso, blackberries, graphite and Asian soy. This meaty, full-throttle Syrah hits the palate with a thunderous layer of fruit in a full-bodied manner. Enjoy this beauty over the next decade or more."The 2014 Syrah Stonessence checks in as 100% Syrah that's all from the In The Rocks Vineyard in the rocks region of Walla Walla. Notes of blackberries, blueberries, crushed violets and peppery herbs all emerge from this tight, backward, concentrated Syrah that has thrilling purity. With air, it shows a touch more meat and game, but it desperately needs 2-3 years of cellaring and will keep for a decade or more after that. It’s a killer bottle of wine!" -WA-WA
Back in 1996, as latter-day pioneers in the Russian River Valley, DuMol had the privilege to plant and partner with many of the most distinctive cool-climate vineyards in this magical wine-growing region. Over the years, they have discovered inspiring, singular sites beyond the Russian River Valley that translate into the diverse portfolio of small-lot wines showcased today.