Luminous Hills, Pinot Noir 2016
Deep red. Lively, spicy red and dark berry scents.. Smooth and appealingly sweet, offering plump raspberry and floral pastille flavors that deepen on the back half. Forward and nicely balanced, displaying very good finishing clarity and rounded tannins that shape the jammy fruit.
With both gentle and dramatic south-facing slopes, Luminous Hills Vineyard sits in the southwestern portion of the Yamhill-Carlton District within the larger Willamette Valley appellation. While the appellation as a whole is largely known for its sedimentary soils, Luminous Hills Vineyard lies within a transition zone that has areas of both sedimentary soils (primarily Willakenzie) as well as volcanic soils (Jory). Overall, the vineyard is about 65% sedimentary and 35% volcanic.