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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Emery Pinot Noir 2004
WillaKenzie Estate Emery Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 90596)
boutique wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $48.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Pinot Noir Emery is a powerful wine, dark in color and with intense aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, blackberry and vanilla, which leap out of the glass. The wine combines elegance, wildness, ripe and rich fruit with complex layers and hints of cardamom and spices. The mouth feel is very round and fat. The tannins are pronounced by very silky, lingering ont he finish for a long time. The young vines produced a wine with power and silkiness of a great pinot noir, together with elements of untamed wildness. The wine can be enjoyed now, but will age gracefully for the next 5-10 years. It can be paired with venison, roasted lamb, grilled tuna or mahi-mahi and hearty vegetarian fares.
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About WillaKenzie Estate:

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.