2014 LUMEN CHARDONNAY SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD

100% Chardonnay from Sierra Madre Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Barrel fermented in 15% new Hungarian, 85% neutral oak.  It offers explosive lychee, honeydew melon, and pineapple fruit, wrapped around a firm, mineral-driven backbone.  Hints of cinnamon, apple pie and citrus peel flesh out the mid-palate, leading into a lingering finish accented by nutmeg spice and a slight touch of oak.  Sturdy enough to stand up to odoriferous cheeses but elegant enough to compliment lobster or a soufflé.  878 cases produced.  Drink now through 2018.  MSRP $30

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2014 LUMEN PINOT NOIR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

100% Pinot Noir, sourced from Sierra Madre Vineyard (85%) and other vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley.  Barrel aged in 15% new Hungarian, 85% neutral oak.  A bright, beautiful, medium-bodied wine with penetrating rose petal, cranberry, cassis and plum flavors, accented by hints of cardamom and anise - all wrapped in a velvety texture. This Pinot's lively fruit will accentuate any wild game or bird dish, and it's power will cut through hot curry or Sechuan fare.  990 cases produced.  Drink now through 2030 or beyond.  MSRP $30

93 POINTS, EDITOR'S CHOICE  The Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 LUMEN GRENACHE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Our second release of pure, unadulterated Grenache.  This Franco-Spanish varietal has started to gain a following on California's Central Coast, and we know why - it makes a great Pinot alternative.  Our Grenache is a blend of fruit from Martian Vineyard (54%) and Camp 4 Vineyard (46%).  The wine exhibits intense cranberry and plum fruit flavors, wrapped around notes of cinnamon and brown sugar.  450 cases produced.  MSRP $30

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2015 LUMEN GRENACHE BLANC SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Another first release for Lumen, this lush white wine from Camp 4 Vineyard in Los Olivos is a real beauty.  Made from 100% Grenache Blanc, red Grenache's light-skinned cousin.  Barrel fermented in two-thirds stainless steel and one-third neutral oak barrels.  Aromas reminiscent of fresh-spun cotton candy and sweet jasmine, with flavors of lemon curd and honey on the palate.  Wet stone mineral notes linger through the finish.  260 cases produced.  Drink now!  MSRP $28

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2014 LUMEN PINOT NOIR SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD

Currently our finest offering of Pinot Noir.  Produced from the best barrels of Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot during a truly outstanding vintage.  Aromas of fresh boysenberry, plum and black raspberry on the nose.  Beautifully balanced on the palate with plum, pomegranate, rhubarb and hibiscus notes, touched by a hint of mint and watermelon rind.  Long and undulating finish.  99 cases produced.  A Pinot Noir with great aging potential.  Drink through 2030 and beyond.  MSRP $52

 

 

 

2016 LUMEN PINOT GRIS SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD

Our first offering of this stunning Pinot Gris from our favorite Pinot vineyard in California.   120 cases produced.  MSRP $30

 

2016 LUMEN STARRY ROSE

A blend of Grenache from two vineyards in Northern Santa Barbara County, both of which are influenced by cool, foggy mornings and windy afternoons due to their proximity to the ocean.  Martian Vineyard lies on gentle hillsides in Alisos Canyon in Los Alamos, and is biodynamically farmed.  Camp 4 is owned and managed by the Chumash Tribe and lies just east of the town of Los Olivos.  Both were selected and blended for their pure expression of Central Coast Grenache fruit.

Tasting Notes:  Explosive cranberry, strawberry, and watermelon fruit on the nose and palate, with firm acidity and a dose of minerality.  Silky richness in the mouth, with good complexity and extended length on the palate.  A great summer sipper on the patio or poolside.  90 cases produced. MSRP $24