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Willakenzie Estate Pinot Blanc 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Certified Sustainable Lightly aromatic with hints of apple cores and lime zest on the nose along with some note of talc. Light, elegant and fresh in the mouth. This is a rather delicate wine that glides across the palate with subtle melon, tangerine and almond flavors culminating in a big, bold finish that shows some heat along with intense peach and citrus flavors. A bit short and perhaps a touch simple this nonetheless is delightful to drink. 88pts

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WillaKenzie Estate:
Willakenzie Estate’s life began in 1991 when founder Bernard Lacroute purchased a cattle ranch. This 420 acre ranch, located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, was named after the Willakenzie soil that breathes life into their vines. In 2000, an additional 95 acres of land, this time in the Dundee Hills, was obtained, and it was named the Jory Hills vineyard after the Jory soil type.... Read more
Willakenzie Estate’s life began in 1991 when founder Bernard Lacroute purchased a cattle ranch. This 420 acre ranch, located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, was named after the Willakenzie soil that breathes life into their vines. In 2000, an additional 95 acres of land, this time in the Dundee Hills, was obtained, and it was named the Jory Hills vineyard after the Jory soil type. In total, there are about 105 acres under vine at the original Yamhill location, with another 25 acres at the Jory Hills vineyard. Two thirds of the grapes planted at the original vineyard are Pinot Noir, while the remainder is other Pinot grapes, along with Chardonnay. Willakenzie’s winery was built in 1995, right as their first harvest was coming to a close. Today, about 20,000 cases of wine are produced annually, thanks to the hard work of winemaker Thibaud Mandet. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,563
3.50 5
08/05/2014

Certified Sustainable Lightly aromatic with hints of apple cores and lime zest on the nose along with some note of talc. Light, elegant and fresh in the mouth. This is a rather delicate wine that glides across the palate with subtle melon, tangerine and almond flavors culminating in a big, bold finish that shows some heat along with intense peach and citrus flavors. A bit short and perhaps a touch simple this nonetheless is delightful to drink. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,563
4.40 5
08/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,326
3.50 5
08/05/2014

Really nice Willamette Pinot Blanc. Tart lemon chiffon with a touch of creaminess, nice acidity and a medium finish.



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