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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2007
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2007
(search item no. 95304)
screw cap wine
green wine
green wine


PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Excellent clarity and an appealing green-gold color create a pleasant first impression in the glass. Aromas of peach, pear, melon and pineapple are complemented by subtle floral tones including clover and fruit tree blossom. The flavors follow the aromas with the addition of apricot and apple. The mouthfeel is round and full with a crisp attack, sweeter mid-palate and nice acidity returning on the long finish.

Enjoy by itself as an aperitif, with prawns in a cream sauce over angel hair pasta, hazelnut crusted halibut, or salmon marinated in the wine and topped with sprigs of rosemary during grilling. 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.