2021 Temperance Hill

Pinot Noir

Bottle of Lumos Temperance Hill Pinot Noir

Plush, limpid, and subtle all at once, aromas of cinnamon, marionberry, and forest air lift off this wine with sinuous ease. All these elements intermingle on the palette with flavors of cranberry, cherry, and amaro. Still young, the tannins have the sense of a scaffold encasing an architecture that, despite not yet being fully formed, already emanates dignity and complexity. Ready to be drunk now, two to three years might give time for the scaffolding to disappear. After that, who knows? We’ll be hiding plenty away for the long haul. Some of our pairing suggestions would be salmon, anything with morel mushrooms (especially pasta), brisket or pork shoulder, squash, and whatever seasonal vegetables you like best.

~Boone McCoy-Crisp – Winemaker and Wordsmith

Dai Crisp grows all of the grapes used in our wines in USDA/Oregon Certified Organic vineyards. He has been farming vineyards this way for 25 years. This philosophy of using a natural approach with minimal intervention also predominantly influences the winemaking.

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