WSI94+ Mysterious, complex, and uniquely of its place, this wine opens with a nose of dried roses, mulberries and subtle minerality.The supple palate expands with wild blueberry and cherry notes lifted by brown sugar and coriander. Lively and well-integrated acidity plays into a fresh, bright, red fruit finish layered with spice and berries. Umino Vineyard perches high on 11 acres in the Sebastopol Hills sub-region of the Russian River Valley AVA. Cold maritime winds protect the fruit’s natural purity and balance, resulting in small clusters of rich, expressive fruit with mouth-watering freshness.
Sustainably farmed Umino Vineyard perches on 11 acres of south-facing hillsides in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Russian River Valley AVA. Third-generation farmer David Umino rejected early assessments that the site was too cool for viticulture, and planted a selection of Dijon clones of Pinot Noir there in 1996. The cold maritime winds that worried the “experts” in fact help to modulate ripening, and protect the fruit’s natural purity and balance. Small clusters result in rich, expressive red fruit and dark berry flavors, balanced with crushed rock and mouth-watering freshness. Velvety tannins coat the palate, providing an alluring and persistent finish. Limited-production.