Spring Release Highland Divide Pinot Noir
2019

Winemaker’s Notes

Our 2019 Highland Divide Pinot Noir is 100% estate-grown Pinot assembled from our three contiguous high-density plantings in the hills of west Sonoma County, where the ridgeline heads toward the coastal hamlet of Occidental. The wine comprises some of the finest grapes we grow each year, blended from the barrels declassified from both Finn and Estate, and then from select privileged east-facing parcels on shallow soil in this trio of vineyards. Full of pedigree and unmistakable DuMOL signature, it offers an approachability that favors earlier enjoyment than our more structured wines—an Estate-quality wine that’s perfectly suited to drink on a Tuesday evening. 

The wine’s aromas offer a full spectrum of red to black fruits—supple and lively, sleek, pure, and focused—with a complex edge of woodsy spice, sweet thyme, and anise. The palate beautifully balances intense crunchy fruits (a sense of tiny tart wild berries) with broader, generous black cherry richness. Warm spices arise as the wine’s silky, lacy texture gives way to fresh lilting acidity, the finish pure and long.  

Drink between summer 2021 and 2028. 

Andy Smith


Highland Divide Pinot Noir  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 2nd – 10th

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Clones

Calera, Swan & 943

Age of Vines at Harvest

11 years

Barrel Aging

Aged 12 months in 35% new French oak barrels followed by three months settling in tank

Production

1210 cases of 750mL
36 cases of 1.5L
36 bottles of 3L

Press

95 Wine Spectator, 2021