DuMOL 2014 “Eddie’s Patch” Syrah, Russian River Valley – 94 Points


DuMOL 2014 “Eddie’s Patch” Syrah, Russian River Valley – 94 Points

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The big boy “Eddie’s Patch” Syrah has a saturated purple color of dense and concentrated ripe dark fruits.  Out of the glass gobs of blackberry and cassis with menthol, tapenade, mineral and iron tones greet you with pleasure. The wine maintains a floral elegance and lifted aromatic character.  It has a bright red fruit entry, lighter than the nose suggests, then dark fruit compote but not heavy or too forward, truffle notes, pepper, thyme and sage. Rich tannins round out the finish and aromatic graphite notes linger. Always decant this big boy before serving, and let it breathe for an hour or two!

Anthony Galloni 94 Points: “The 2014 Syrah Eddie's Patch Greywacke Vineyard is the first wine from a site that will inform this wine until Hoppe-Kelly comes back on line. Tasted from barrel, the 2014 Eddie's Patch is deep, dense and noticeably sweet through the middle, all a reflection of this relatively warm site planted with Alban clone Syrah. Today, the 2014 is a bit raw and not fully put together. It will be interesting to see what more time in barrel brings.


Winemaker Notes: “Deep blueberry, blackberry and dark cherry fruit with bay laurel, pine needle, menthol and a resonant balsamic note. The aromas directly translate to flavors. Wintergreen complexity, charcoal and a strong volcanic iron quality.  Dark core of rich, full fruit. Walnut sweetness with dried herb freshness. Weighty and concentrated but wonderfully energetic. Plum skin tanginess on the mouth filling finish. There’s long term aging potential here. Complex, multi-layered wine with fine interplay between vintage-derived deep fruit core and vineyard signature soil-driven elements.”

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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: DuMol