Hundred Suns Wine

Owner(s) Grant Coulter, Renée Saint-Amour
Web site www.hundredsunswine.com
 
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Hundred Suns Wine

Former Beaux Freres assistant winemaker and eventually winemaker Grant Coulter and winemaker spouse Renée Saint-Amour launched this tiny boutique label. The name is a reference to the approximately 100 days of the growing season between flowering and harvest.

Coulter is also the winemaker and director of estate vineyards at Flaneur Wines.

In 2016, many of the vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs quickly sold out to a mailing list.

Reviewed Wines

2019 Hundred Suns Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $45. Sourced from two vineyards: Breaker Vineyard and a neighboring vineyard owned by Joe and Marilyn Merritt that was planted to Pommard and 667 clones in 2008. Fermented with native yeast, 30% whole cluster, and aged on the lees for 11 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The nose is instantly alluring upon opening with loads of cherry aroma along with scents of nutmeg, gingerbread and mulch. Easy going in a mid-weight style featuring the essence of classic Pommard black cherry flavor along with tastes of purple grape and spice. Very user friendly with suave tannins, frisky acidity and a mildly dry finish. Score: 93. Reviewed May 28, 2022 ARTICLE »

2019 Hundred Suns Breaker Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $55. Last of two vintages from this vineyard. Some grapes were placed in sealed tanks untouched and others were de-stemmed into open-top tanks and fermented with natural yeast. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. A complex nose with aromas that really come at you including blueberry-pomegranate, menthol, rose petal and tilled earth. The core of black cherry and blueberry fruits are framed by noticeable but not foreboding tannins. There are added flavors of black tea, dried herbs and umami. A darker-fruited expression of Pommard that should spend time in the cellar or be decanted to soften the tannins. Score: 92. Reviewed May 28, 2022 ARTICLE »

2018 Hundred Suns Breaker Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., $55. Yields 1 ton-per-acre. Part destemmed into a small open-top fermenter. and part whole cluster put into a 500L amphora and left untouched for 19 days. Native yeast fermentation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Very fruity nose with aromas of blueberry and blackberry. Saucy blue and black berry fruit flavors in a mid-weight plus style framed by congenial tannins and friendly acidity. Good length to the finish that tails off with modest dryness but is not dried out. Score: 93. Reviewed May 28, 2022 ARTICLE »

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