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Date Printed: 6/26/2017
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Blanc 2009
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Blanc 2009
(search item no. 105300)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 6/26/2017: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Pinot Blanc opens with aromas of exotic fruits, including grapefruit, gooseberry, guava and pineapple, along with perfumed honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom, with a hint of lemongrass. On the palate, this wine has flavors of honeydew, juicy grapefruit, green apple and stone fruits, marked with an initial richness and a hint of sweetness that evolves into a bright, fresh acidity. Enjoy this wine by itself as an aperitif, or pair it with raw sushi, shellfish, Thai food and pasta primavera. It is ready to drink now, but has the complexity to hold in the cellar for an additional two or three years. Serve well chilled.
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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.