Lattanzio

2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard

Pinot Noir •Umino Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast

Offer Expired:Feb 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Agent Burgundy?

So precise, delicious, and promising is the 2012 Lattanzio Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard from the Sonoma Coast!

We were floored by this wine’s big-time Pinot Noir character. It’s a style of Pinot Noir that put the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast on the world vino map, featuring incredible aromatics, translucence, and a deceptively powerful flavor profile that tastes great now - but will age magnificently for a decade. Winemaker Justin Lattanzio hand-harvested a mere two tons of fruit from Umino for his 100 case production stunner. Pinot Noir made at this micro-scale is what Pinot Noir is all about. For anyone interested in comparison, one of the few other wineries to make an Umino Pinot Noir, Chasseur, sells their version for $60.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Garnet with clear edges.

Smell:

Gorgeous, precise Pinot Noir aromatics of cherries, black tea, cinnamon, forest floor, and orange rind.

Taste:

A pure blast of Pinot Noir on the palate. Juicy red fruits with fog-influenced acidity that provides awesome balance and structure. Pomegranate, black cherries, tea tannins, and woodsy / earthy Pinot Noir seasonings.

Finish:

Smooth and juicy with underlying nerve from the true-Coastal acidity. Keep in mind that acidity is a good thing - not a tart unpleasant thing. This is what makes great Pinot Noirs tick - the acidity. Drinks well over 2-3 days, and will cellar easily for up to a decade.

Pairing:

Nothing like grilled wild Pacific Salmon and Pinot Noir!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Justin Lattanzio
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Source
Umino Vineyard, Sonoma Coast AVA
Alcohol
13.9%
Total Production
100 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
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