Willakenzie Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2009

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Wine Tasting Notes Excellent clarity and an appealing green-gold color create a pleasant first impression in the glas...

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This is a little hot on the nose but does offer up a nice array of apple and green peach aromas. This is pretty big in the mouth with a slightly mi... Read more

Soft and spicy, a pretty mouthful of melon and allspice flavors, finishing with a refreshing tang of citrus that lingers. Drink now. Read more

Smooth and silky with pretty melon and pineapple flavors that linger gently on the finish. Ready now. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,136
3.00 5
07/01/2011

This is a little hot on the nose but does offer up a nice array of apple and green peach aromas. This is pretty big in the mouth with a slightly minty/fumey note, but a nice, smooth texture that shows very good integration and nice depth to the pear and peach fruit that’s framed with a touch of tannin. The finish shows a nice wash of acid that refreshes the palate, but throws the balance off a touch. Pretty big, intense Pinot Gris that retains some delicacy. 86pts


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External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Soft and spicy, a pretty mouthful of melon and allspice flavors, finishing with a refreshing tang of citrus that lingers. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Smooth and silky with pretty melon and pineapple flavors that linger gently on the finish. Ready now.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

A stylish wine from the French team at this winery. Green apples ad herbs on the nose. Apple and almond flavors on the palate. Crisp but not sharp acidity and a long, clean finish.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

WillaKenzie's 1998 Pinot Gris exhibits smoke and yellow plum scents. This plump, luscious, medium-bodied, and expressive wine is packed with loads of bergamots, spices, and quince. Long, supple, and harmonious, it should be consumed in the near-term, while its fruit still dominates its personality.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Light and fragrant, with fresh pear and spice flavors, finishing on a citrusy note. Drink now.


Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Excellent clarity and an appealing green-gold color create a pleasant first impression in the glass. Aromas of peach, pear, melon and pineapple are complemented by subtle floral tones including clover and fruit tree blossom. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of apricot and apple. The mouthfeel is round and full with a crisp attack, sweeter mid-palate and nice acidity returning on the long finish. The wine will cellar well at least 3 years. Enjoy by itself as an aperitif, with prawns in a cream sauce over angel hair pasta, hazelnut crusted halibut, or salmon marinated in the wine and topped with sprigs of rosemary during grilling. Serve well chilled.

Wine Tasting Notes Excellent clarity and an appealing green-gold color create a pleasant first impression in the glass. Aromas of peach, pear, melon and pineapple are complemented by subtle floral tones including clover and fruit tree blossom. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of apricot and apple. The mouthfeel is round and full with a crisp attack, sweeter mid-palate and nice acidity returning on the long finish. The wine will cellar well at least 3 years. Enjoy by itself as an aperitif, with prawns in a cream sauce over angel hair pasta, hazelnut crusted halibut, or salmon marinated in the wine and topped with sprigs of rosemary during grilling. Serve well chilled.

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