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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2001
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 83724)
screw cap wine
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Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Burghound.com rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose presents luscious raspberry, red fruit and floral tones characteristic of Pinot Noir, with a hints of chocolate, blackberry and spice. This touch of spice carries into the mouth and develops into nuances of ginger, anise and vanilla. Velvety on approach, this Pinot is round in mouth feel. The palate finds fruit, dark cherry, red berries and spice in concentration with a hint of toast. Tannins in the 2001 Pierre Lion are nicely balanced big but soft  and gently build toward a lingering finish. This vintage displays good length and concentration.
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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.