2016 Umino Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine Russian River Valley
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2016 UMINO VINEYARD Russian River Valley

2016 UMINO VINEYARD Russian River Valley

Description

The Vineyard
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.

Tasting Notes

A real show stopper. 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 cherries and blackberries are highlighted by hints of roasted coffee and chocolate.  The finish possesses 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.

 

Vinification
Harvested: September 12, 2016 and September 16, 2016
Clones: Dijon 459, 115 and 777
Oak: 100% French; 33% New, 33% once used, and 33% older
Alcohol: 14.1%
Bottled: August 22, 2017
Cases Produced: 49

Techsheet
2016 UMINO VINEYARD Russian River Valley (.PDF)

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The Vineyard
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.

Tasting Notes

A real show stopper. 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 cherries and blackberries are highlighted by hints of roasted coffee and chocolate.  The finish possesses 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.

Vinification
Harvested: September 12, 2016 and September 16, 2016
Clones: Dijon 459, 115 and 777
Oak: 100% French; 33% New, 33% once used, and 33% older
Alcohol: 14.1%
Bottled: August 23, 2016
Cases Produced: 25