WillaKenzie Estate PIERRE LÉON Pinot Noir

  • Deep ruby in color with vibrant aromas of blackberries, vanilla, lavender and cherry.
  • Aged 14 months in French oak barrels.
  • A very food friendly wine that also drinks well on its own.
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    ¥688.00

    The 2012 Pierre Léon Pinot Noir is deep ruby in color with vibrant and fresh aromas of blackberries, vanilla, lavender and cherry. This wine is jammy, smooth and dark with good acidity and a big structure. There is a hint of pepper in the lingering finish. We suggest opening an hour before drinking or decanting. Enjoy this wine now through 2022.

    "Built with a mix of clones from the estate vineyards, this tart, tight, still young and stiff wine delivers black fruits cloaked in pepper, espresso and dark chocolate. At this age it opens rather grudgingly, and will reward your patience. Decant or tuck it away for a few years."

    91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    "This has presence and a vibrant range of red berry, black cherry, plum and spice flavors, set on a light, transparent, glassy foundation, lingering gently. Drink now through 2020."

    90 Points - Wine Spectator

    "Pale to medium ruby in color, the 2012 Pinot Noir Pierre Leon opens with spiced red and black fruits on the nose with nuances of cassis, cardamom and potpourri with touches of vanilla, smoked meat and dried leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate gives up layers of fruit and spice, with very fine, grainy tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long with sweet fruit and savory nuances. This is just lovely!"

    90 Points - Robert Parker

    More Information
    Grape Type Pinot Noir
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Region Willamette Valley, OR
    Vintage 2012
    Cellaring 10 Years
    Winemaker N/A
    ABV 14.2%


    Food Pairings


    • Beef
    • Lamb
    • Rich Pasta
    • Veal

    Feel


    • Bright
    • Elegant
    • Lively
    • Mouth Watering

    Taste


    • bay-leaf
    • cherry
    • cinnamon
    • lavender

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