Lumen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley California 750ml




The nose offers bright notes of bing cherry, red plum pie, sour cherry, cola, orange peel, sage, cinnamon stick, and root beer. Powerful and compact on the palate with, wild boysenberry, cranberry, peach and sage.  Persistent and consistent.  Rich yet lithe.  Long, vibrant, fresh and fine. -AA   450 cases produced.  Drink now through 2039.

Alcohol: 13.5%


100 % Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley AVA
Vineyards: Sierra Madre, Garey, Presqu’ile, Julia’s

Clones: 777, 667, 23, and Pommard 4
Harvest: Sep 10 – 24, 2019
avg sugar at Harvest: 22.9 brix

open-top fermentation
no stem inclusion
punched down by hand
100 % malolactic
5% new/95% neutral French/Hungarian oak
unfined and loosely filtered
pH: 3.58
TA: .58 g/100ml

Bottled: August 6, 2020
Alcohol: 13.5%


Will Henry and Lane Tanner share a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking.

The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

Lumen has a strict commitment to honest and healthy winemaking practices, sources fruit from sustainably certified and biodynamic vineyards, and is a member of 1% For The Planet – donating 1% of all sales to environmental causes.


Lane has always had a reputation for being the first to call a pick in the vineyard.  Even during the 1990’s and 2000’s, at a time when most of her peers were chasing Parker scores and pushing harvest times ever later, Lane held fast to her winemaking philosophy – scores be damned.  Her wines were always more old-world in style, and built for aging gracefully. Ironically, her winemaking style has now come back into vogue.

Lane Tanner was the first independent female winemaker in Santa Barbara County, and the first to dedicate her entire winery to Pinot Noir.  Her knowledge of the Santa Maria Valley dates back to her first vintage in 1981, as oenologist for Firestone, a job that the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff recommended her for.  She later made wine for Zaca Mesa and the Hitching Post, and finally under her own label from 1989 – 2009. Her wines are notable for being low in alcohol and sulfites, a practice that she continues to this day.

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