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2012 Wenzlau Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

ITEM 8315770 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
12 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8365547 5 $20 Aug 7, 2022
I8354088 3 $20 Jul 31, 2022
I8328218 4 $20 Jul 17, 2022
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93The Wine Advocate

...2012 Pinot Noir Estate saw 20% whole clusters during fermentation and spent 16 months in 35% new French oak. It’s another classic red that has plenty of ripe berry fruits, underbrush, forest floor and crushed flowers to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and lively feel on the palate...


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.