The genius of Oregon Pinot Noir

By on March 1, 2015

Lumos Wine Co. 2010 North Temperance Pinot Noir, Oregon, $48

lumos-wine-north-temperance-pinot-noir-labelDai Crisp grabs this from the North Block on Temperance Hill in the Eola-Amity Hills, and production didn’t fluctuate from the previous vintage. A reinforcing barrel program develops aromas of molasses and smoked plum with black currant and raspberry. It’s simply beautiful on the palate with black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors, fashioned with a mild tannin structure and finished with a flourish of acidity reminiscent of fresh cranberry and pomegranate. That acid profile and low alcohol bode especially well for the future.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 96 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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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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