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Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 6in 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

"The flavors follow the aromas with bright plum and cherry in the forefront augmented by red currants and blackberries. The finish is long with hints of candied fruit and spice. The wine successfully combines elegance and concentration to create a smooth mouth feel that displays finely balanced acidity and well-integrated tannins. Approachable and a pleasure to drink now, it can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif, or paired with roasted poultry, pork chops, milder cheeses, pâté and mushrooms. It is ready to drink now and will continue to improve over the next 3- 5 years." Winery notes

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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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02/12/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 6in

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This is the entry-level estate Pinot Noir from WillaKenzie, offering pleasing aromas of red fruits, nutmeg and shaved chocolate. The wine is still tight and edgy, with a sharp earthiness to the tannins. The fruit flavors lean toward cranberry and cherry. This will benefit from an hour in a decanter.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and refined, with pretty currant fruit on an airy texture. Finishes pure and delicate. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright, jazzy and appealing for its pure currant fruit, incorporating hints of wet slate, toast and licorice as the finish persists impressively. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Smooth in texture and vibrant in flavor, offering a soft mouthful of ripe blackberry and plum flavors, finishing with a smoky edge. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2009 Pinot Noir Whole Cluster Fermented is light ruby red with a fruity, Beaujolais-like nose that jumps from the glass. On the palate it sports loads of juicy, spicy red fruit with enough acidity for balance. It is a very good value. Williamette Valley Vineyards is a reliable producer of quality Pinot Noir.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Broad at the outset, with scents of juniper and bay, this wine is tightly packed with black cherry flavor. It fills the palate with succulent fruit while those herbal accents keep the wine savory, the firm fruit-skin tannins in the finish suggesting a pairing with boar sugo.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2006 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is a regional blend. Medium ruby-colored, it offers a pleasant red fruit nose of cherry and raspberry. This leads to an easy-going, round, friendly wine (in the style of the vintage) for drinking over the next 4-5 years.


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"The flavors follow the aromas with bright plum and cherry in the forefront augmented by red currants and blackberries. The finish is long with hints of candied fruit and spice. The wine successfully combines elegance and concentration to create a smooth mouth feel that displays finely balanced acidity and well-integrated tannins. Approachable and a pleasure to drink now, it can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif, or paired with roasted poultry, pork chops, milder cheeses, pâté and mushrooms. It is ready to drink now and will continue to improve over the next 3- 5 years." Winery notes

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