2008 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir LUX Yamhill-Carlton

2008 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir LUX Yamhill-Carlton

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, July/August 2010. By: Josh Raynolds. ($35) Bright red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, cherry preserves, rose and Asian spices, with a deeper note of cola gaining strength with air. A silky, sweet midweight with very good cut and lift to its sweet red fruit flavors. Subtle tannins make a late appearance but fade into the fruit on the long, spicy finish, which echoes the raspberry note. This is drinking very well right now. These elegant, appealingly understated wines are made from the estate vineyard of Seven of Hearts owners Dana and Byron Dooley. 92 points