Red

2012 Lea (Tensley) Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Purslane Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 22, 2017 - Lovely deep royal purple color, with endearing aromas of lilac, purple raspberry, and black cherry. Luxuriantly silky, lush, juicy, and caressing in the mouth, with refreshing acidity, smooth tannin, and delicious fruit. Superb with food after food, while being completely satisfying by itself. Drinks great straight from the just opened bottle, and will remain fully enjoyable anytime in the next 5 years.

  • Schiffy Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Significantly better over the past year. Good cherry/strawberry fruit with smooth tannins. Spicy finish that lingers in your mouth. Same wine, much more interesting to drink.

  • 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's...am hoping this wine needs more time to settle down and get to a good place.

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

    (Lea (Tensley) Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

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 64 (39%)
  • Consumed 99 (61%)

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