Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon 2012

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Very aromatic if a bit on the stemmy side with light Rainier cherry aromas and a hint of Vosne-like spice. This dances across the palate. Lightweig... Read more

Tight pear and apple fruit greet the nose, followed by a dusty floral note and a suggestion of green herb. On the palate, this is broad and fresh ... Read more

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

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Editorial Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,392
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2012

Very aromatic if a bit on the stemmy side with light Rainier cherry aromas and a hint of Vosne-like spice. This dances across the palate. Lightweight and wonderfully balanced, it delivers sweet cherry fruit that's framed with hints of herbs and a gentle green spice note. The finish shows more cherry fruit, perhaps with a suggestion of vanilla. The acidity here refreshes the palate and the tannins float by like ghosts, making this joyously fun to drink. It's not terribly complex but it is pretty. And that texture, oh that texture! 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,392
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/29/2012

Tight pear and apple fruit greet the nose, followed by a dusty floral note and a suggestion of green herb. On the palate, this is broad and fresh with slightly citric acidity lending freshness and brightening the fruit, which picks up lemon pith, golden raspberry and tart apple flavors across the palate. The finish is fairly rich and fruity with more suggestions of herb and a green plum skin note on the moderately long finale. This finishes rather firmly and is very attractive for its combination of fruit and tension. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,392
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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


User Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon

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Snooth User: jschuch
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/23/2014

3/22/2014 at Corduroy


Snooth User: evermander
77330913
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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.


Snooth User: Chefplude
8084534
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/27/2008

HUGE wine. I love this. Decant & let it air for pity's sake.


External Reviews for Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pierre Léon

External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Scents of earth give way to a lean set of palate flavors, the texture surprisingly nimble and bright. This wine’s tannins are forceful at the moment, needing a bit of time in the cellar to integrate with the fruit.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

Scents of earth give way to a lean set of palate flavors, the texture surprisingly nimble and bright. This wineandrsquo;s tannins are forceful at the moment, needing a bit of time in the cellar to integrate with the fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Reflecting younger vines and a variety of parcels and clones, and aged 10 months in 20% new barrels, the WillaKenzie 2010 Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee displays tart-edged but ripe dark cherry and blackberry fruit tinged with piquancy of pits and the bitter side of the vanilla bean. Clear and juicy; texturally spare; this gains significantly from a suggestion of beef stock and marrow that wells up in its otherwise brightly refreshing finish, marked by an invigorating suggestion of berry seed crunching. I would greatly enjoy playing around with it at table over the next 3–5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Light and airy, with a tang to the balance and the flavor profile, offering lime flower accents to the berry flavors, lingering refreshingly. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

Reflecting younger vines and a variety of parcels and clones, and aged 10 months in 20% new barrels, the WillaKenzie 2010 Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee displays tart-edged but ripe dark cherry and blackberry fruit tinged with piquancy of pits and the bitter side of the vanilla bean. Clear and juicy; texturally spare; this gains significantly from a suggestion of beef stock and marrow that wells up in its otherwise brightly refreshing finish, marked by an invigorating suggestion of berry seed crunching. I would greatly enjoy playing around with it at table over the next 3andndash;5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Fresh and vivid with tightly focused plum and guava flavors that play against lively acidity and polished tannins. Finishes with zip. Drink now through 2017. -HS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/19/2013

Fresh and vivid, with tightly focused plum and guava flavors that play against lively acidity and polished tannins. Finishes with zip. Drink now through 2017. -HS Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 750ml


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