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Willakenzie Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 2009

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91 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (14.4%). Here the elegant nose features intense floral and spice notes that add breadth to the cool and pure aromas of red pinot fruit... sophisticated mouth feel... the flavors possess a bit more size and weight plus a bit more mid-palate concentration as well. The mouth coating finish possesses a dusty character... this is worth considering, especially if your taste runs to more powerful pinots. Drink: 2016+. (Sep 2012)

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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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External Reviews for Willakenzie Pinot Noir Pierre Leon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Representing a blend of material judged top-quality from all across their Yamhill estate - and tending to favor some of the early Dijon clones - WillaKenzie's 2009 Pinot Noir Pierre Leon is dominated by dark cherry and purple plum piquantly tinged wi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 750ml


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

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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.



91 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (14.4%). Here the elegant nose features intense floral and spice notes that add breadth to the cool and pure aromas of red pinot fruit... sophisticated mouth feel... the flavors possess a bit more size and weight plus a bit more mid-palate concentration as well. The mouth coating finish possesses a dusty character... this is worth considering, especially if your taste runs to more powerful pinots. Drink: 2016+. (Sep 2012)

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