Winemaker gives us the inside scoop from Lumen Wines

Lumen Wines Winemaker Lane Tanner, the first female winemaker in Santa Barbara County, made a rare Southern California appearance. She shared highlights of her 30+ years as a winemaker and gave us an insight into what makes Lumen Wines so unique.

Lane is the self-proclaimed Czarista of Pinot in Santa Barbara and guests had the opportunity to taste 2 outstanding PNO’s (2014 Lumen Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County and 2014 Lumen Pinot Noir, Sierra Madre Vineyard) among the 5 wines.

Best Wine

The 2014 Lumen Pinot Noir, Sierra Madre Vineyard seemed to be the crowd’s favorite.  With only 99 cases produced, it was a real treat to be able to enjoy this “Big dog in the kennel” (and order it at a discounted price).

It is extremely cellar-worthy, aging beautifully for the next 12-15 years. This PNO and all the featured Lumen wines were available for ordering at special discounted prices.

Wine and Food Pairing highlights

An amazing Grilled Mediterranean Octopus (with wild arugula & fennel, topped with green apple & honeydew dressing) perfectly paired with the 2014 Lumen Chardonnay, Sierra Madre Vineyard.  Wine review by The Wine Enthusiast ( gave this wine 91 points.

Kudos to Sam’s owner Samer Elias and his culinary team for a menu full of excellent flavors and “spot-on” wine and food pairings.

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Sam’s owner Samer Elias reviewing the Lumen Winery wines with Lumen’s winemaker Lane Tanner. 5 wines were perfectly paired with a gourmet menu.

Sam, Lane and Peter making sure all the wines are tasting great.

5 excellent bottles of Lumen Wines were enjoyed by all.

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