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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Item no. 104479
The wine presents intriguing and complex aromas, which combine black fruit with perfumed floral tones, fennel, spice and cedar. By contrast, the flavors tend at first toward brighter red fruits like raspberry and cherry that become sweeter through the pleasingly long finish which carries a hint of toastiness. Juicy and satisfying, the 2007 Pierre Léon will be an extremely versatile food companion, complementing such foods as steak in a wine reduction sauce, grilled tuna, or pork chop with mashed potatoes, grilled Portobello mushrooms and roasted vegetables. It will improve for the next two to three years and age well for eight to 10 years.
The 2007 Pinot Noir Pierre Leon Estate spent 14 months in 50% new oak and is made up of mainly of Dijon clones. Rounder, riper, and weightier than the preceding wines, it displays lots of spice on both the nose and palate, cherry and raspberry flavors, and a sense of elegance. This nicely balanced, lengthy effort will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2019.