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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008
WillaKenzie Estate Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008
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green wine
screw cap wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aromatics of mostly red fruits persist with sweet, ripe cherries, cranberries, pomegranates and red raspberries, and finish with a hint of orange peel, marzipan and almond paste. The wine opens up with nice, bright acidity, which leads into a juicy, lighter body with exquisite balance and structure. Flavors of red fruit mimic the nose, but with tones of sour pie cherry, cranberry and a hint of blood oranges and green herbs. The subtle tannin stretches out to a nice, dry finish with a suggestion of cinnamon stick. The wine will benefit from one to two years in the cellar and age well for seven to 10 years from its release date. Pair with fish, poultry, pork or lamb — this wine is very versatile with food. We recommend that you open the wine an hour before serving.
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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.