Leyda Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Single Vineyard Las Brisas Pinot Noir is sourced from a cool, south-facing vineyard exposed to the ocean breeze (brisa), which yields 1.5 kilos of grapes per plant, the last Pinot Noir to be harvested. Only 30% of the wine ages in oak barrels, while the rest matures in stainless steel to keep the freshness. It has a very clean, ripe and fruity nose with sweet aromas of raspberries and strawberries. The medium-bodied palate feels a bit sweet, with jammy, ripe fruit with moderate acidity. Drink now-2016.
Wine SpectatorAssertively fruity, with expressive blueberry, dark cherry and blackberry flavors, featuring notes of raspberry jam. Mocha and dark chocolate details linger on the crisp, chewy finish. Drink now through 2016. 6,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastChunky cherry, cough drop and dusty aromas make for a ripe but alluring nose. This feels big and full, as will most 2012 Chilean Pinot Noirs; flavors of baked black fruits and raspberry are about as rich and sweet as Pinot should ever get, while a smooth, chocolaty finish is modest in terms of acidity.