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Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Aliette Vineyard United States Oregon Willamette Valley Red 2008

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Pinot Noir Aliette offers complex, lively red fruit aromas, including cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate with suggestions of spice and violets. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of tart red cherry, spiced plum and rhubarb leading to hints of earthiness and caramel on the long finish. The palate impression is refined and elegant, with a pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and well integrated tannins. Approachable now, the wine will improve in the cellar for 2 to 3 years from the release date and age well for up to 10. Pair it with such dishes as seared Ahi tuna, or roasted duck breast. We recommend that you open and decant the wine an hour before serving.

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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

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04/13/2011

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External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Aliette Vineyard United States Oregon Willamette Valley Red

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/20/2011

Clear, bright ruby in the glass. The nose offers pretty aromas of sweet cherry, clove and pipe smoke. Medium bodied and very fresh on the palate, this showcases cherry, raspberry, tobacco and hint of caramel-laced richness on the finish. With superf... Elizabeth Becker. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Aliette 750ml



Pinot Noir Aliette offers complex, lively red fruit aromas, including cranberry, strawberry and pomegranate with suggestions of spice and violets. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of tart red cherry, spiced plum and rhubarb leading to hints of earthiness and caramel on the long finish. The palate impression is refined and elegant, with a pleasing balance of fruit, acidity and well integrated tannins. Approachable now, the wine will improve in the cellar for 2 to 3 years from the release date and age well for up to 10. Pair it with such dishes as seared Ahi tuna, or roasted duck breast. We recommend that you open and decant the wine an hour before serving.

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