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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Kiana Pinot Noir 2001
WillaKenzie Estate Kiana Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 79366)
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $44.99

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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is dark, clean and appealing. The nose is bright, with a touch of sweetness, followed by aromas of blackberries, cherries, vanilla and nuances of earth and oak from the barrels. The mouth is very complex, opening with the same black fruits that were expressed in the nose followed by layers of red fruit, caramel, and hints of roasted coffee and spices. The tannins are round, but very present and will integrate gracefully with a bit of time. The finish is moderately long and well balanced. The wine can be paired with heartier fish such as grilled tuna, as well as poultry, red meat and vegetable dishes.
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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.