2011 Alazan Pinot Noir
Alazan is our top Pinot Noir and a sommelier favorite for its sophistication and depth. Named after Peter Kingston’s burgundy-colored horse in the 1950’s, Alazan is a limited, reserve bottling made from a few special cuarteles in the Kingston vineyard. The 2011 Alazan is a little slow to reveal itself. The wine has a core of sweet fruit and an almost cooling quality on the palate. Aromatically it is a bit shy. There is some cherry fruit and just a touch of earthiness. The wine goes beyond the realm of dark fruit. It is less forward and fruity and not quite as big.
Kingston Family Vineyards
10 months in French Oak Barrels