Monday, September 04, 2006



The DuMOL wine company is renowned for its unique Chardonnays and dark complex Pinot Noirs. Kerry Murphy and Michael Verlander founded the company in 1996 and the aim was to produce outstanding wines with grapes sourced from the Russian River region of Sonoma County. Andy Smith is the winemaker responsible for the decadent intense world-class wines produced by DuMOL. The grapes are sourced and blended from a variety of vineyards in the region, which are ideal for making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

DuMOL Chardonnay Russian River 2004

This beautifully crafted wine begins with a pale straw glow and an uplifting nose of sweet honey, zesty citrus, flint and undertones of hazelnut. On the palate it is simply mouthwatering with an instant power and richness revealing wet stone minerals and citrus oils. A sweet honeyed hit of fresh fruits slowly opens up in the mouth with a full rounded finish and the promise of graceful maturity.

DuMOL Chardonnay Russian River 2003

This wine slides an effervescent golden into the glass with rising notes of flint and mineral penetrating the nose. Layers of orange blossom, citrus, lemon custard and fig are complemented by a warm touch of underlying white pepper. The palate is bursting with flavor, citrus and mineral meld with orange peel, honeysuckle, fresh sliced apple and mint. The flavors develop renewed intensity as the wine opens up and sweet hints of crème brulee and hazelnuts dance in the mouth. This is a full rich wine with a lingering fresh finish and a pure fruit concentration.

DuMOL Chardonnay Clare 2004

This wine slides into the glass with a pale yellow complexion and a heavy mineral nose. The bouquet rises with tempting baked apple, sweet honeysuckle and smoky notes. The palate is warm and intense with layers of fresh white peach, sweet citrus limes and wet stones off set with warm hits of nutmeg and fresh mint. This is a graceful wine with a lengthy finish and a dark brooding youthful feel.

DuMOL Chardonnay Isobel 2004

This is a vibrant DuMOL bottle with a golden hue and a ripe enticing nose. Aromas of honeysuckle and orchard fruits rise from the glass and deepen as they flow onto the palate. The mouth is coated with a heavy texture and an earthy flavor with mineral components and a layer of hazelnuts. The finish is long and lingering with a refined, stony edge.

DuMOL Chardonnay Isobel 2003

This is a fresh bright bottle with a golden hue and an explosive nose of toasted almond, fresh citrus, flint and crème brulee. The wine pours onto the palate with warmth and vibrancy revealing citrus oil, juicy grapefruit and smoky notes layered with a strong stone and mineral essence. Sweet hints of peach and vanilla cream finish the palate and a long velvet flow completes this wine.

DuMOL Chardonnay Chloe 2004

This wine opens up with a golden effervescent tone and a seductive nose of sweet fruits. The aromas burst with honey citrus, apple and notes of hazelnut. The palate is coated with layers of nectarine and white peach with undertones of mineral lingering on the mouth. The wine is gentle and rich with a silky texture and a quiet soft finish.

DuMOL Pinot Noir Russian River 2004

This rich plum colored wine opens up with a nose of black cherries, fresh violets, herbs and a layer of spicy red licorice. On the palate the wine reveals pure black raspberry and notes of mineral. The mouth is filled with warmth and sweetness with layers of juicy plum and truffle emerging. This is an age worthy wine with a sweet fruit finish and a velvet feel.

DuMOL Pinot Noir Ryan 2004

This is a vibrant ruby wine with an explosive aroma and a pure fruit concentration. Dark licorice rises on the nose with kirsch and rosehip notes deepening as they slide onto the palate. The mouth is filled with enticing wild berries, violets and dark tealeaves. This is a sensual decadent wine with a bursting sweetness and a supple tannin. The finish is delightful smoky with a juicy plum note leaving a lasting impression.

DuMol Pinot Noir Ryan 2003

This deep plum wine opens with a rich nose filling aromatic structure. The bouquet is bright with notes of wild berries, kirsch and all spice warming up the senses. On the mouth the wine flows with seamless intensity. Lavish juicy dark fruits meld with cola spice, bursting cherry and rosehip; undertones of truffle, tealeaves and rhubarb ignite the palate. The long finish is warm and smoky with a slight spark resounding on the mouth.

DuMOL Pinot Noir Aidan 2004

This is a deliciously dark and stormy wine with a deep plum hue and a daring rising nose of black raspberries, fresh herbs, all spice and wild flowers. On the palate the flavors pour like silk with dark fruits dominating the mouth. Cassis and plum are married with floral violet notes creating a delightful warm taste and feel. Vibrant lively tannins and a heavy flowing feel finish the wine with a hint of truffle leaving a lasting impression.