WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Blanc 2006

Pinot Blanc from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 91648
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Pinot Blanc has an attractive gold-green color which suggests its bright, fresh quality. The aromas offer a lively blend of tropical fruits — papaya, pineapple and honeydew melon — and subtle floral tones of orange blossom and honeysuckle. The flavors follow the aromas and the wine has richness on the palate that is well balanced by crisp acidity, and a distinctive mineral note on the finish.

This elegant Pinot Blanc should be served chilled, and will drink well over the next 2-3 years. Try it as an aperitif or as a complement to a wide variety of dishes such as shellfish, grilled chicken or grilled vegetables, pasta in a cream sauce, a brunch of quiche and salad, or a dinner of Asian cuisine.

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 Blanc

Pinot Blanc(pee-no blahnk) Pretty and Simple A mutation of the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc was once commonly mistaken for Chardonnay - it looks quite similar on the vine. But true Pinot Blanc lacks most Chardonnay characteristics. The grape is most at home in Alsace, where it is used both in blends as well as a sole varietal. It's also found in Italy...

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