2012 Lea (Tensley) Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2014 - 2018 (Edit)
CT90 13 reviews
Borrowed from 2013
Borrowed from 2011
Borrowed from 2005
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • hosscrow wrote: (88 points)

    May 22, 2016 - I am a fan of sta. Rita Pinot, but the cola flavors in this wine are out of balance. Medium ruby brilliant appearance. Lots of cola on the nose and a bit candied by the second day. A whiff of minerality, but no earth tones. Nice juicy mouth feel, velvety and powerful. Cherry fruit, tart acid, strong tannins-nice structure, a hint of minerality. A long sweet, more balanced finish than the nose. Not my style of Pinot, nothing Burgundian about this wine.

  • pmk wrote: (92 points)

    December 29, 2015 - very highly extracted fruit, soft palate, long finish, nice supple tannins at end. Drink now.

  • Schiffy wrote: (87 points)

    November 29, 2015 - Good not great. After a two hour decant, there are still over active tannins, sour cherry fruit with earth tones and smoke. Normally love Lea Pinot' hoping this wine needs more time to settle down and get to a good place.

  • Purslane Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 26, 2015 - This wine hits every cylinder of seductive Pinot Noir at its California best. Very inviting purple color. Fragrant black fruit that streams out of the glass. Rich, deep, and delicious black cherry fruit that fills the mouth, is buoyed by ample acidity and tannins, caressed by a silky texture, and endures throughout an aftertaste minutes long.

  • 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.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 78 (50%)
  • Consumed 79 (50%)

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