Lumos Wine Co. 2013 Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $45

By on January 30, 2016

lumos-wine-co-temperance-hill-viineyard-pinot-noir-2013-labelVigneron/winemaker Dai Crisp helped establish the trend of sustainable farming in the Willamette Valley when he arrived at Croft Vineyard in 1990. He began managing renowned Temperance Hill, a 100-acre planting west of Salem, Ore., in 1999, and launched Lumos Wine Co. a year later with his wife, PK McCoy. Their young Pinot Noir, which also is vegan-friendly, opens with pleasing barrel toast and bittersweet chocolate aromas that give way to black cherry and plum. Inside comes an easy approach of red cherry and boysenberry, backed by a rich midpalate and finished with firm tannins and well-managed alcohol – an age-worthy combination.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 143 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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