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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Kiana Pinot Noir 2000
WillaKenzie Estate Kiana Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 56232)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Kiana is the first release of Pinot Noir from this estate vineyard block. The wine's style is a bit of a departure for us in that it emphasizes freshness and fruitiness without sacrificing depth and length. The nose features a burst of floral aromas, mostly violet, and a sweet caramel tone integrating beautifully with ripe red fruit. The mouth is bright, fresh, and vivacious, with juicy ripe fruit. This is Pinot Noir at its silky best with a long and satisfying finish and one of our favorite wines from a young block in the vineyard. Drink now or age for 5-8 years.
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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.