Lumos Wine Company

Owner(s) Dai Crisp, PK McCoy
Web site www.lumoswine.com
 
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Lumos Wine Company

Dai Crisp and his wife PK McCovy launched the Lumos Wine Company in 2000. Crisp began professionally growing grapes at Croft Vineyards in 1990 and since 1999 has been managing Temperance Hill Vineyard, a 100-acre site in the Eola Hills. Grapes from this vineyard are sold to many of Oregon's top Pinot Noir producers. After feeling secure that he knew how to grow grapes, Dai decided to start his own label.

Lumos Pinot Noir is sourced from the family's home Wren Vineyard and the 100-acre Temperance Hill Vineyard and Rudolfo Vineyard both of which he manages.

Lumos is the first Food Alliance Certified Winery making wine only from Food Alliance Certified vineyards in Oregon.

Lumos wines are distributed in the retail market and sold directly by phoning the winery (541-929-3519). The Lumos tasting room is located on the Crisp family farm in Wren, Oregon, 16 miles west of Corvallis. A cabin left standing on the property from the H bar H Dude Ranch which occupied the property in the 1940s was converted into a tiny tasting room. The winery is located in McMinnville.

Reviewed Wines

2016 Lumos Chiquita Estate Oregon Pinot Noir Rosé

13.5% alc., 86 cases, $25. Released April 1, 2017.Produced from organic grapes. · Moderate ruby red color in the glass. Inviting aromas of strawberry, white flowers and a hint of spice. Good richness of fruit, with flavors of red berries and orange flower water. Bone dry, with a cleansing finish offering some length. Score: 91. Reviewed June 4, 2017

2015 LUMOS Five Blocks Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 449 cases, $25. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Love this nose! Aromas of dark cherry, warm spices, toast and rose petal. Forward drinking and welcoming, with mid weight flavors of black cherry, ollaliberry, spice and the right touch of oak. Silky and seamless, with fine-grain tannins and an agreeable finish. Consistently one of Oregon’s best values in Pinot Noir. Score: 91. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 LUMOS Wren Vineyard Willamette Valley Chardonnay

12.0% alc., 118 cases, $35. Produced from organically-grown Dijon clone grapes. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Spirited aromas of citrus nectar, poached pear, green apple and white flower blossoms. More pear and white peach flavors than citrus in this edgy wine that is both fruit and acid propelled. Both bright and comforting, with the slightest dry tannins, and a quenching, admirable finish. At 12% ABV, you can easily enjoy two glasses of this wine without becoming sideways. Oregon Chardonnay: you’ve come a long way, baby. Score: 93. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard Temperance Hill Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 196 cases, $45. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of blackberry, herbs and seasoned oak echo on the nose. Very charming, with a nicely spiced mid weight blackberry fruit core. The tannic backbone is substantial but not at the forefront. The subtle oak treatment delights. What sets this wine apart is the remarkably persistent finish. Like Tom Brady, it’s all about the finish. Score: 95. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard North Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 72 cases, $48. The North block is 7.4 acres of Pinot Noir situated at 815 feet elevation. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The extroverted nose offers scents of muddled black cherry, spice and violets. Inviting delicacy in this light to mid weighted wine offering layers of flavors including black cherry, black raspberry, spice and tobacco. Ingratiating harmony with lacy tannins and a generous finish, while not quite the length of the Temperance Hill Estate bottling, still very giving. Score: 94. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard The Babies Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 42 cases, $48. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Exuberant aromas arrive slowly over time in the glass, including black cherry, blueberry, and turned earth. Sleek in the mouth in a mid weight fruit-driven style featuring flavors of black cherry, blackberry and blueberry. More sap and tannin than Five Blocks with commendable balance and a dry, lengthy finish. Score: 92. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2015 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard The G Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 71 cases, $48. The Guam block is 1.16 acres of Pinot Noir planted at 703 feet elevation. · Dark garnet color in the glass. The nose is quite primary, offering only subtle aromas of blackest fruits and oak seasoning. Mid weight plus in concentration, divulging a hedonistic array of purple and black fruits. A muscular wine by Oregon standards with matching tannins, yet light on its feet. The fruit is on full display on the slightly astringent finish. Gives this wine another year or two in the cellar. Score: 93. Reviewed February 21, 2018 ARTICLE »

2014 LUMOS Five Blocks Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

590 cases, $25. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose reveals itself slowly over time in the glass, eventually offering very pleasant aromas of dark red fruits with cherry standing out. Black cherry flavor is at the core of this mid weight styled wine, but added accents of spice, herbs and oak add interest. The tannins are mild, making for easy approach ability, and the velvety texture is immensely satisfying. Along with the textural interest, the finish attracts interest with its intensity. Score: 91. Reviewed October 19, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

190 cases, $45 · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. An exceptional wine with very expressive aromas of muddled black cherries and spicy oak. Sleek and refined on the palate, with powerful black cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors that saturate the mid palate and persist through a very long finish. A wine of pedigree, with courageous balance and an aim to please. Score: 94. Reviewed October 19, 2016 ARTICLE »

2013 LUMOS Five Blocks Wren & Temperance Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 290 cases, $25. Release January 1, 2016. Certified organic vineyards. Vegan-friendly. Sourced from the 15-acre Wren Vineyard planted to Pommard clone Pinot Noir, located on grower and winemaker Dai Crisp’s 100-acre family farm, and the 100-acre Temperance Hill Vineyard. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very inviting aromas of cherry, forest floor and a hint of tobacco-laden oak. Vivid and crisp, with black cherry, black raspberry and spice really popping on the palate. Amazing grip and persistence on an incredibly long finish. Beautifully crafted, with integrated tannins and deft oak seasoning. An incredible wine at this price. Score: 92. Reviewed November 22, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 143 cases, $45. Release January 1, 2016. Vineyard is USDA certified organic. Vegan-friendly. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Inviting perfume of dark berries and pie cherries with an earthy underpinning. Heavenly flavors of marionberry, plum, pomegranate and spice that fills the mouth with layers of goodness. This wine comes at you from all angles and refuses to leave on the fruit-laden finish. A Pinot Noir that is both husky and masculine, yet refined and sophisticated. The serious fruit intensity is deftly balanced by a tannic backbone that insures age ability. I can’t say enough good things about this special wine. Score: 94. Reviewed November 22, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 LUMOS Five Blocks Wren & Temperance Hill Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $25. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Enticing but shy aromas of dark berries, rose petals and spice. Attention-grabbing attack of mid to fullbodied blueberry, boysenberry and black cherry fruits with an earthy undertone. This wine is still young, sporting defined tannins and toasty oak which show up on the huge, generously fruited finish. Still a bit tight the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle but the potential is obvious. No rush to drink this one. Score: 92. Reviewed February 8, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 LUMOS Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $38. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy nose offering a whiff of black cherry and ashen oak. Fullbodied, luscious core of black cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate fruits backed by firm, but not obtrusive tannins. Very vivid and classy, soft and smooth in the mouth, with a lengthy finish of uncommon generosity. The oak overlay is a bit much now, but should mitigate some over time. A man’s Pinot. Score: 90. Reviewed February 8, 2015 ARTICLE »

2011 Lumos Chiquita Oregon Pinot Noir Rosè

12.4% alc., 114 cases, $20. From Wren and Temperance Hill vineyards. · Medium rosy red color in the glass. Enticing summer perfume of fresh strawberry glaze, red cherries, blood oranges and pine. Fresh and tangy with good body and substance for a rosè. Flavors of strawberries, tart cherries and a hint of citrus with a lively cut of acidity on the refreshing finish. Very good. Reviewed May 11, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Lumos Five Blocks Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 504 cases, $24. Aged 15 months. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Primarily cherry aromas which build in intensity over time in the glass. Tasty mid weight flavors of dark cherries and raspberries with hints of cola, cocoa and spice. Juicy and refreshing with supple tannins and well honed acidity. A pleasure to drink. Very good. Reviewed May 11, 2012 ARTICLE »

2008 Lumos Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

688 cases, 13.6% alc., $32. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. This is a curious wine because upon opening it has very attractive ripe, rich fruit aromas and flavors, but over time oak and peppery notes take over and it loses some appeal. Sweet black raspberry and black cherry flavors dominate, framed by lively acidity and firm tannins. Delicious upon opening with impressive length, the wine becomes ponderous and rather ordinary over time. Tasted twice with the first bottle unappealing due to marked reduction and dominate oak presence. Second bottle is Good. Reviewed May 11, 2012 ARTICLE »



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