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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2005
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 95669)
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The Wine News rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $36.99

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
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:

With a ruby-garnet color of exceptional depth and clarity, 2005 Pierre Léon displays complex aromas combining ripe red and black fruits, with a subtle smokiness and hints of rose petal. Blackberry, dark cherry and plum flavors create a round, robust mouthfeel that is nicely framed by distinct and supple tannins, while gentle oak pervades the long finish. This elegant, fullbodied wine will complement many dishes including filet mignon, or flank steak, roasted rack of lamb, and vegetable lasagna. A wine of this scale will improve in the cellar for 3-5 years from the release date and age for 10 or more. We suggest that you open it 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.