Lumos Wine Co. 2013 Five Blocks Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25

By on February 9, 2016

lumos-wine-co-five-blocks-pinot-noir-2013-labelFive blocks from two sites in the cooler Eola-Amity Hills — Temperance Hill and Pommard-focused Wren Vineyard — combine for a darker-toned Pinot Noir under the care of Dai Crisp, who farms both sites and owns the latter. Dusty black currant, smoky black cherry and dark raspberry aromas pick up toast and moist earth accents. The flavor profile is juicy and smooth on the entry, continuing with dark currant and black raspberry. A bit of cherry skin tannin merely adds to the complexity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 290 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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