DuMOL Highland Divide Pinot Noir 2018


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“The 2018 Pinot Noir Highland Divide is laced with the essence of crushed red berry fruit, blood orange, mint, spice and rose petal. Aromatic, silky and light on its feet, the Highland Divide is a real pleasure to taste today. The balance of juiciness and energy is compelling. In 2018, the blend is 81% DuMOL Estate and 19% Jentoft. Drinking window: 2023-2033. 93 points

My tastings at DuMOL are usually pretty epic, as I sample two vintages of pretty much the entire range. The pandemic made a visit this year impossible, so this report focuses on the bottled 2018s. The wines are brilliant across the board, just as they were from barrel. Winemaker Andy Smith describes 2018 as a year with moderate temperatures, especially at harvest time, which allowed for picking tiny sections of vineyards in small, separate passes. From top to bottom, this is an impressive lineup.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)