Estate has a total of 68 acres of Pinot Noir, and their
2006 Pierre Léon is a selection of different estate-grown
Pinot Noir clones, including several Dijon clones.
In the nose, some earthiness, bacon,
and spice notes complement the initial impression of
ripe red and black fruit. The flavors
begin with a touch of sweetness suggesting strawberries,
plums, and blackberries, with richness framed by
and firm tannin structure. The long finish displays toasty
caramel and white pepper.
2006 Pierre Léon will
age well for 8 - 10 years from
its 2009 release date. This classic Pinot Noir will
pair beautifully with a wide range
of dishes including osso bucco, filet mignon topped
with mushrooms, lamb chops, seared duck breast, and