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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2006
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 98352)
screw cap wine
green wine

Burghound.com rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $32.99

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
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:

Begin with a touch of sweetness suggesting strawberries, plums, and blackberries, whose richness is framed by ample acidity and firm tannin structure. The long finish displays toasty caramel and white pepper. 2006 Pierre Léon will improve in the cellar for 1 to 2 years and age well for 8 to 10 years from its release date. This classic pinot noir will pair beautifully with a wide range of dishes including osso buco, filet mignon topped with mushrooms, lamb chops, seared duck breast, and grilled Portobello mushroom.
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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.