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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2008
WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 109960)
screw cap wine
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 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:

Our 2008 Pierre Léon offers the promise of a long cellar life and a constantly evolving depth of character. It presents aromas of dried cherries, dried rose petals, and sandalwood giving way to juicy black fruits, violets, and eau de vie as it opens. The entry is rich, round, and structured moving seamlessly into a mid-palate full of black raspberries and cassis coupled with dark, musky, and woody tones to produce a long and memorable finish. This wine has the ability to pair well with many foods such as olive-crusted leg of lamb, grilled salmon, or chanterelle risotto. It will improve for the next 3-5 years and age well for 10-12.
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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.