WillaKenzie Estate Kiana Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $49.99
Item No. 106746
  • W&S92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS91
  • ST90
  • 2005
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

The bouquet begins with a hint of violets and darker fruits, including boysenberry, sugarplum and blueberry, which evolve into subtle yet pleasant notes of toast and earthy dust. There's a beautiful balance to this wine with bright acidity, upfront sweetness, and soft, round tannins that add viscosity and creaminess to the rich mouthfeel. Flavors of red fruit begin with dark cherries and cranberries, then give way to darker fruits of blueberry and blackberry, followed by a fusion of toast, dark chocolate and coffee. The tannins are pronounced, and well integrated, leading into the dusty yet elegant finish, which lingers with a lovely trace of anise. This wine will improve in the cellar for 1 to 2 years and age well for 7 to 10 years from its release date. Enjoy with braised pork belly with prunes, chestnut soup blended with foie gras, or simply sip it as an aperitif.

Critical Acclaim

"2007 Willamette Valley Kiana Pinot Noir There's an appealing earthy note in this wine's aromas, grounding a red cherry sweetness. Those cherry flavors are fresh and composed, with plenty of lively acidity to give the wine persistence. For roast loin of pork."
92 Points

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...

Read More About Willamette Valley

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...

Read More About Pinot Noir

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