Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Finn has a sexy nose with notions of graphite, aniseed, black tea leaf and cedar with baked black cherries, cranberries, garrigue, warm earth and red berry hints plus notes of dried herbs and charcuterie. The palate is light to medium-bodied, silky, intense and savory, with finely woven grainy tannins and juicy acidity, blossoming with flavor layers on the very long finish. 96/100.
JebDunnuck.com: 95/100 The 2017 Pinot Noir Finn comes 76% from the estate DuMol Vineyard and 24% from the Occidental Road Vineyard, and it sees 15 months in 50% new French Ermitage barrels. It’s a deep, dense, powerful wine that has lifted notes of plums and darker cherry fruits intermixed with subtle iron, spice, and earthy notes. With medium to full body, a rounded, layered texture, and ripe tannins, it’s another beautiful wine from this team that needs 2-3 years of bottle age but will deliver the goods through 2027+.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 92-95/100 The 2017 Pinot Noir Finn is a gorgeous wine in this range. Bright, floral-infused red berry/pomegranate fruit and silky tannins confer finesse. Medium in body and gracious, but with superb persistence, the 2017 has so much to offer. This is another brilliant wine from DuMol with tons of potential.