Vineyard: Umino

AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Chasseur Umino Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.48, TA 0.692, , 99 cases, $60. A collaboration between William Hunter and David Umino of Umino Vineyard. Clones 115 and 777. Harvest Brix 24.8º. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Uplifting aromas of wild berries, fruit cake, oak vanillin and brioche. Mid weight styled, with soothing flavors of dark red cherry and berry and back notes of exotic tea and nutty oak. Ideal balance, with a finish awash in berry fruits. Score: 92. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Spell Nicole’s Blend Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 575 cases, $39. Sourced from DeVoto, Terra de Promissio, Umino and Alder Springs vineyards. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 30% new, 30% once-used, and 40% older. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very fragrant aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, Asian 5-spice and a hint of peppercorn which build in intensity over time in the glass. Smooth and harmonious in the mouth, with flavors of dark red cherry and berry fruits. Very forward drinking, with minimal dry tannins and good intensity on the finish. This is the most approachable and easy drinking wine in the 2013 SPELL lineup. Score: 90. Reviewed June 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Spell Umino Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 121 cases, $48. Wine club exclusive. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy nose, even when checked two days after opening, revealing delicate aromas of black cherry, spice and toasty oak. A luscious wine, sporting earth-kissed black cherry fruit accented with oak. Fat and full but no excess sweetness. The captivating texture is very silky, plush and tres Pinot. A bit reserved and tight, the wine was better two days after opening when tasted from an re-corked bottle. Give this wine another year or two in the cellar. Score: 90. Reviewed June 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 W.H. Smith Umino Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $48. See notes on Marimar Estate Pinot Noir. · Upon early sampling the nose featured spiced dark fruits which carried over on the palate. Finishes with plenty of fruit energy. The next day from the re-corked bottle the fruit was more integrated with a nice smoky accent and the texture had softened. Much more appealing the following day. Reviewed April 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »