2008 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton

2008 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, July/August 2010. By: Josh Raynolds. Light, faintly hazy red. Seductively perfumed bouquet of fresh strawberry and raspberry, with complicating notes of incense and spicecake. Smooth, lithe, gently sweet red fruit flavors provide very good palate coverage and pick up a numbing white pepper quality with air. Lively and refreshing wine with impressive finishing clarity and spicy persistence. 91 points

Wine Spectator, July, 31, 2010. By Harvey Steinman. Polished and refined, an elegantly articulated range of cherry, raspberry, balsa and spice flavors coming together on the juicy, airy finish. Drink now through 2014. 142 cases made. 90 points

PinotFile, December 14, 2010. By: Rusty Gaffney, MD. Plenty of oak character in the nose augmenting the cherry and rose petal aromas. Tasty essence of raspberry coulis with some oak-derived mocha and cherry Life Saver flavor. Soft in the mouth with the fruit displaying a persistent grip and brightness from lively acidity. Good. Read full review here: http://princeofpinot.com/tastingnote/3850/