9 Apr 2021

Online Wine Tasting: Meet winemaker Andy Smith of DuMOL in Sonoma

Online Masterclass, Edinburgh

MEET THE WINEMAKER: ANDY SMITH of DuMOL

VIRTUAL TASTING

in association with Raeburn Fine Wines

FRIDAY 9 APRIL 2021  6.30PM

 

Winemaker Andy Smith DuMOL Sonoma California

 

Join our fun interactive MW-led tasting focusing on one of California's most exciting artisan wine estates in beautiful Russian River Valley area of Sonoma.

Meet winemaker & viticulturalist Scots-born Andy Smith of DuMOL winery (pictured above showing off his 2019 grapes when we visited him during vintage).

Taste four sensational wines from different grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from their exceptional collection of vineyards.

 

DuMOL winery Sonoma California

DuMOL vineyard Russian River Sonoma California

 

DuMOL wines have been regularly served at various events in The White House for President Bush & President Obama - and enjoyed by the Queen Mother.

They are constantly rated by critics as one of the top Californian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers - and their Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are also very impressive. 

The image below depicts Moon Mountain in Sonoma - we will be tasting DuMOL's Cabernet Sauvignon from Monticello Vineyard.

 

Moon Mountain DuMOL Sonoma California

 

Andy Smith has been both winemaker and viticulturalist at DuMOL since 2000 - and is now partner in the winery.  He was born in Edinburgh and studied oenology & viticulture at Lincoln University in New Zealand.  He worked with Dr Neil McCallum at Dry River in Martinborough in New Zealand, before moving to Sonoma in California to work for Ted Lemon at Littorai and Paul Hobbs before joining DuMOL.

Founded in 1996, DuMOL is a vineyard focused producer of cool climate Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in the extreme southwestern part of Russian River valley.  They also grow and craft small-lot Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from exceptional vineyard sites across Sonoma & Napa. 

They create 23 different wines from 16 vineyards and seven appellation blends.  What sets DuMOL apart from its peers is Smith's vineyard experience and his relentless experimentation to achieve perfection.  DuMOL wines currently offer better value compared to top French classics.

 

DuMOL Russian River Sonoma California

 

The specially discounted tasting pack including delivery (£248) - which normally sells at £277 - includes four wonderfully mature wines from different Sonoma terroirs which have been selected by Andy specifically for this tasting:

 

Ritchie-Lorenzo Vineyards Chloe Chardonnay, Old Vines 2014

Estate Pinot Noir 2013

Russian River Valley Syrah 2013 

Monticello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain 2016

 

DuMOL wines Russian River Valley Sonoma California

 

The wines can be delivered anywhere on UK mainland - and delivery is included in the wine price (see below).

The tasting session will take place via Zoom.  An invitation link from Rose will be emailed to you prior to the tasting with tasting mat, tasting sheet, simple instructions on how to prepare the wines & cheese matching suggestions (optional).  The tasting will last at least one hour with a chance to learn about the wines, ask the winemaker questions directly and interact with other tasters.  The aim is to have fun whilst learning about wines, in the safety of your own homes.

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to buy one tasting ticket for one household - but please share the same screen.

All those purchasing a tasting ticket should also purchase the tasting pack.

 

TICKET COST: 1 household tasting place £20 (purchase below on this website OR if you prefer bay by bacs to Rose)

TASTING PACK COST: 1 x 4 bottles (75cl) wine pack for tasting at £248 to be purchased directly from Raeburn Fine Wines

- only available to those who buy tasting tickets

 

To purchase the tasting case please contact Raeburn Fine Wines, 21-23 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1DS

Email: sales@raeburnfinewines.com   Tel: 0131 343 1159

(please note you must send your delivery address in writing via email to Raeburn Wines)

 

A wonderful present to yourself to cheer up the end of lockdown - or to enjoy with friends, family, colleagues or clients.

 

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Rose Murray Brown MW

Email: masterclass@rosemurraybrown.com

Tel: 07984 893138

 

The Venue

Via Zoom