2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard
Pinot Noir •Umino Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
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.
Garnet with clear edges.
Gorgeous, precise Pinot Noir aromatics of cherries, black tea, cinnamon, forest floor, and orange rind.
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.
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.
Nothing like grilled wild Pacific Salmon and Pinot Noir!
What the Winery Says
- Justin Lattanzio
- Pinot Noir
- Vineyard Source
- Umino Vineyard, Sonoma Coast AVA
- Total Production
- 100 cases