This Pierre Léon is a smooth and ripe Pinot, with characteristics of powerful fruit, leather and citrus combined with a pleasant wild mushroom component. The nose displays fragrant black cherry fruit with accents of fresh berries. The mouth feel is round and fresh at first and continues to a good mid palate with persistent tannins. Hints of menthol linger in the mouth and the wine finishes with impressive length. Pair this powerful wine with traditional Northwest cuisine such as salmon, duck, lamb, other red meats and roasted vegetables. While the Pierre Léon already exhibits great elegance, it will continue to develop over the next 2-3 years and age gracefully for the next 8 to 10 years.