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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2004
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 86696)
screw cap wine
green wine


PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
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
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 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 aromas of the 2002 Pinot Noir Pierre Leon are vibrant with both red and black fruit with hints of violet and spice. The flavors are also bright with raspberry and black cherry, followed by a pleasing touch of earthiness and lingering caramel. The mouth feel is full and smooth, with finely balanced acidity and soft, well-integrated tannins to frame the intense fruit. Powerful yet refined, the wine is approachable and enjoyable now and will also improve in the cellar for 5-8 years. It will pair beautifully with salmon, duck, lamb, pork tenderloin, veal chops, or roasted vegetables. One to two hours before enjoying this wine, we recommend that you open and decant it.
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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.