Willakenzie Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2009
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.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Editorial Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley
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
External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley
Light and fragrant, with fresh pear and spice flavors, finishing on a citrusy note. Drink now.
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.
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.
Smooth and silky with pretty melon and pineapple flavors that linger gently on the finish. Ready now.
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