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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2009
Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 117211)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose exhibits savoury, spicy and earthy aromas with plum, berry and herbal notes. The palate is focused and concentrated with soft tannins supporting succulent fruits through to a lingering finish.
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About Seresin:

Michael Seresin, a New Zealand born filmmaker based in London, is the sole owner of Seresin Estate. While racking up credits as cinematographer for movies such as Fame, Angela’s Ashes and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban he also bought 167 acres in Marlborough in 1992 and started seriously exploring his passion for wines. Inspired by his first glass of Cloudy Bay, he hired Brian Bicknell, Chief Winemaker at Viña Errazuriz in the Aconcagua Valley, Chile and they began planting Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling.

It’s important to Michael that all three vineyards are managed and certified organic under BioGro certification. The estate is also striving for biodynamic certification because as he recently told Wine Spectator, “Some of the best vineyards in Burgundy are doing it. It has nothing to do with sales or marketing… in essence it’s traditional agriculture.” (July 10, 2006)

This philosophy of working in harmony with nature is evident in their commitment to careful hand-tending, and hand-harvesting and sorting. It also is represented in their efforts to work with natural elements such as wild yeasts to elicit a true Marlborough character in their wines with minimal wine-maker intervention in order to allow the layers of flavor to evolve, so the wines are a natural expression of the soil from which they come.