Bydand Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard
Bydand Wines
United States - California - Russian River Valley

This small, sustainably farmed vineyard perches on a south-facing ridge in the Sebastopol Hills area of the esteemed Russian River Valley AVA, and has produced exceptional Pinot Noir for Bydand since their first vintage. Third-generation farmer David Umino rejected early assessments that the site was too cool for viticulture, and planted Pinot Noir there in 1996. The cold maritime winds in fact help to modulate ripening, and protect the grape’s natural purity and balance - resulting in fruit-driven wines with expressive red fruit and dark berry flavors, balanced with crushed rock and mouth-watering freshness. Velvety tannins coat the palate, providing an alluring and persistent finish.
This site combines the best of the earthy west Sonoma Coast and well-fruited Russian River.

Russian River Valley
Wine Type
100% Pinot Noir
Agricultural Practices
Aged 16 Months in 35% New French Oak.
145 (9-liter cases)

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2017 Bydand Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard - 92 PTS - WE

2017 Bydand Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Dark and rich in blackberry and cherry, this wine is lightly dusted in cardamom and cinnamon, with bold intensity and lasting richness. The site shows through in its elegance
and power. - VIRGINIE BOONE"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 92 pts

Producer Information: Bydand Wines

Colin Gordon and Tim Beranek worked together at Kosta Browne in 2010 and Outpost in 2013 before Gordon founded Bydand Wines of Sonoma Coast California in 2014. Bydand is the ...
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