Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon 2006

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Screwcap – Light and ethereal nose with herbal and raspberry notes, spicy black, anise high tones, very engaging nose, light and willowy. Touches ... Read more

Delicious. More complex and full bodied than your average Oregon Pinot Noir. Paired nicely with braised brisket, parsnip puree and roasted red onio... Read more

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 sport... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
11/21/2008

Screwcap – Light and ethereal nose with herbal and raspberry notes, spicy black, anise high tones, very engaging nose, light and willowy. Touches of emergent peanut brittle, clay, mineral rich potting soil and a touch of cracked peppercorn add complexity. Soft and round in the mouth with minimal tannins and well integrated acidity. Rather sleek in it’s softness. A lovely sappy note in the mouth, with clean, pure red berry fruit in a very easy style that finishes with long, sweet and subtly spicy red berry notes. Elegant and understated with gentle flavors that are edged with fresh earthy, beet root and herbal notes. 90pts


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Snooth User: evermander
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4.00 5
02/16/2011

Delicious. More complex and full bodied than your average Oregon Pinot Noir. Paired nicely with braised brisket, parsnip puree and roasted red onion. Enjoyed Feb 2011.


External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon

External Review
05/19/2011

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
05/19/2011

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
05/19/2011

Medium red. Youthful, reduced aromas of red berries and cherry skin, with complicating notes of white pepper and juniper berry. Racy but tightly wound redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are slow to offer much beyond tangy, primary red fruits. I like this wine's freshness but would like to revisit it in another few months.


External Review
05/19/2011

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
08/02/2008

The Willakenzie winery is named after the soil in which the vines are planted, and it is known for its Burgundian-style Pinot Noirs. Red and black fruit flavors, with bright acidity and hints of baking spices, are all in attendance here, and floral aromas waft from the glass. Overall, this is a delicious Oregon Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.


External Review
05/19/2011

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


External Review
04/30/2010

Willakenzie Pinot Noir Terre Basses 2006 and all other premium wine from Willakenzie available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Named after the soil that defines it, WillaKenzie Estate is a small, family-owned winery dedicated to the highest expression of terroir. They make wonderful wines exclusively from the Pinot family of grapes: Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, as well as Gamay Noir made in the Beaujolais Cru style. All the wines are entirely from estate grown fruit. Owner Bernard Lacroute developed a passion for Pinot Noir in his native Burgundy. In January 1991, Bernard and Ronni Lacroute purchased the ideal Pinot site they had been seeking: a beautiful 420-acre ranch in Yamhill County which they began planting to grapevines in 1992. Today, more than 100 acres of vineyards are arranged on the rolling hills below theChehalem mountains, around untouched stands of majestic, native Douglas fir and oak. The European theme continues with the remaining key staff at WillaKenzie: with a degree in oenology from the University of Bordeaux, Thibaud Mandet brings a French touch to the art and science of winemaking. This fusion of European talent with American natural resources seems to encapsulate the essence of the estate and its wines. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a deep garnet colour with clarity and offering complex aromas of rich red and black fruits with attractive floral tones and a touch of spice. Elegant yet concentrated, flavours of bright plum and cherry in the forefront augmented by red currants and blackberries, a smooth mouthfeel from well-integrated tannins and finely balanced acidity, and a long finish with hints of candied fruit and spice. This medium bodied wine is extremely food friendly and will pair with a great variety of dishes including roasted poultry, salmon, lighter meats such as pork or veal, and charcuterie.

Named after the soil that defines it, WillaKenzie Estate is a small, family-owned winery dedicated to the highest expression of terroir. They make wonderful wines exclusively from the Pinot family of grapes: Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, as well as Gamay Noir made in the Beaujolais Cru style. All the wines are entirely from estate grown fruit. Owner Bernard Lacroute developed a passion for Pinot Noir in his native Burgundy. In January 1991, Bernard and Ronni Lacroute purchased the ideal Pinot site they had been seeking: a beautiful 420-acre ranch in Yamhill County which they began planting to grapevines in 1992. Today, more than 100 acres of vineyards are arranged on the rolling hills below theChehalem mountains, around untouched stands of majestic, native Douglas fir and oak. The European theme continues with the remaining key staff at WillaKenzie: with a degree in oenology from the University of Bordeaux, Thibaud Mandet brings a French touch to the art and science of winemaking. This fusion of European talent with American natural resources seems to encapsulate the essence of the estate and its wines. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a deep garnet colour with clarity and offering complex aromas of rich red and black fruits with attractive floral tones and a touch of spice. Elegant yet concentrated, flavours of bright plum and cherry in the forefront augmented by red currants and blackberries, a smooth mouthfeel from well-integrated tannins and finely balanced acidity, and a long finish with hints of candied fruit and spice. This medium bodied wine is extremely food friendly and will pair with a great variety of dishes including roasted poultry, salmon, lighter meats such as pork or veal, and charcuterie.

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