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Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes Pinot Noir Wine 2009

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes 750ml

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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

External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes Pinot Noir Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/23/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

This wine’s scents of macerated black cherry start off dense but take on a sleek sheen with air, the flavors growing seamless after a day, with an oak-driven woodsy note in the finish. For a fricassee of chicken.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

WillaKenzie’s 2009 Pinot Noir Triple Black Slopes is named for four steep, undulating, south-facing and relatively high-elevation slopes, the fruits of whose high-density plantings of Dijon clones 777 and 114 spend 15 months in half new barrels. Abundant, ripe, lightly confitured, vanilla-tinged blackberry, dark cherry, and plum are happily mingled with saline, savory suggestions of roasted meat pan scrapings. There is evident but reasonably find-grained tannin to this rich, broad-shouldered Pinot, and while not particularly nuanced, its finish is strong, long, and — as already intimated — mouthwatering. It ought to hold up well for at least 6–8 years and perhaps will gain further complexity. After a rigorous barrel selection, the net result was around 500 cases, small by estate standards.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Firm tannins support ripe cherry, raspberry and spice flavors that dance smoothly, gliding through the refined, toasty finish. Drink now through 2015. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.



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