WillaKenzie Estate Aliette Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 83445
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The Aliette vineyard is maturing beautifully, consistently producing some of our most subtle and elegant wines. This is immediately evident in the complex aromatics where lifted red and black fruits are followed by fragrant floral notes of rose and violet. In the mouth the wine is full and generous with round dark fruits, blackberries, cherries and plum, whose concentration is balanced by supple, fine grained tannins. Hints of toast and caramel accompany the lingering finish. With its intriguing combination of power and finesse, Aliette will be a great companion for such dishes as rack of lamb, barbequed steak and stuffed eggplant. A wine of this scale will only improve with age and can be cellared for 5-10 years. Decanting an hour or two before serving is also advised, especially if you can't wait to sample it now.

Learn About WillaKenzie Estate Map ItMap It

WillaKenzie Estate is located in Oregon's Willamette Valley on rolling hillsides in the Chehalem Mountains. The winery was named after the Willakenzie soil on which the vineyards are planted to convey the influence that the soil imparts on the wine's flavors and aromas. The vineyards are planted with grapes of the Pinot family, mostly new Dijon clones of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Alsace. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are cool climate grapes, which are particularly well adapted to Oregon.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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