Red

2012 Lea (Tensley) Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2014 - 2018
CT89.6 6 reviews
2012
2012
Borrowed from 2005
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • bajayngo wrote:

    October 11, 2014 - Was really lean and green with 1st opened which I really liked. After decanting for a bit it has more earthy fruit, baking spices but sitll some forest floor and a finish that lingered nicely.

  • cuffthis Likes this wine: (90 points)

    October 6, 2014 - Dark ruby, bordering on purple in color, this wine shows intense aromatics of cherry, raspberry, smoke and spice on the nose. The mouth feel brought a silky, smooth texture, framing the red fruits. The finish was medium in length and brought an unexpected burn, leaving this taster wondering if the abv was higher than the 13.7% as stated on the label.

    Purchased for a nicely discounted price of $21US, this is a well made wine that is fairly big in style. It paired well with hard cheeses and charcuterie tonight. Recommended with meat, not fish. Also, the heat of the alcohol throws this wine a little of out balance but still enjoyable.

  • cuffthis Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 19, 2014 - Dark ruby, bordering on purple in color, this wine shows intense aromatics of cherry, raspberry, smoke and spice on the nose. The mouth feel brought a silky, smooth texture, framing the red fruits. The finish was medium in length and brought an unexpected burn, leaving this taster wondering if the abv was higher than the 13.7% as stated on the label.

    Purchased for a nicely discounted price of $21US, this is a well made wine that is fairly big in style. It steamrolled over my GF and my salmon dinners tonight. Recommended with meat, not fish. Also, the heat of the alcohol throws this wine a little of out balance but still enjoyable.

  • Votefordennis Likes this wine: (89 points)

    August 23, 2014 - Pretty good, needs more time in cellar, sweetness and tannins aren't integrated

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, Issue #171 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lea (Tensley)
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (15%)
  • In Cellars 75 (64%)
  • Consumed 25 (21%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  3 votes