2012 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 2012 Alazan is a little lighter bodied than earlier versions of Alazan, and more pure. There is some fresh berry fruit and the usual savory notes but it’s a bit more subtle than most years, with perhaps a touch more energy. More serious? Time will tell.