VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
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. After feeling secure that he knew how to grow grapes, he 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 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.
Articles About Lumos Wine Company
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 5 Blocks 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 Oregon 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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