2015 UMINO VINEYARD Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
The Umino Vineyard is owned and farmed by Dave Umino, a fifth generation Japanese American from a Central Valley farming family. After a career as a forensic metallurgist the vineyards replaced an old apple orchard in 1995. Planted to Pinot Noir Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and 459 it is located southwest of Sebastopol at the top of Blucher Valley in what is unofficially referred to as the Sebastopol Hills of the Russian River Valley AVA. Cold maritime air funnels through the hills to moderate ripening of the fruit which produces wines of exceptional depth, concentration and character.
An inky purple color introduces this impressive wine. Intense aromas of roasted grains, ripe summer blackberries, vanilla crème, and violets fill the bowl. Flavors of ripe strawberries and blackberries are highlighted by hints of roasted coffee and cured meats. The finish processes youthful, silky tannins that dance gracefully with blue fruit and umami flavors, lengthened with balanced acidity. Extremely pleasing now, but like all of the Spell single vineyard wines; designed to age. Drink now or over the next 10 years.
Harvested: September 8, 2015
Clones: Dijon 459, 115 and 777
Oak: 100% French; 33% New, 33% once used, and 33% older
Bottled: August 23, 2016
Cases Produced: 25
- The Corkscrewer Report, Johannes Marlena Score: 94-95
Aromatic and deep intensity of black fruit and violets. Super smooth texture and alluringly mellow tannins. Sexy.
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