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Date Printed: 11/20/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2010
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2010
(search item no. 110193)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $17.99

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
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits 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:

The yellow-golden hued 2010 Pinot Gris exhibits an evolved nose of red apple and young coconut intermixed with wet stones and white pepper on the nose. With fresh kiwi and citrus notes on the palate the flavors start soft and build to a crisp finish. The pronounced acidity is complemented by notes of honeysuckle, lemon sherbert, toasted bread, candied pear and tart pineapple on the finish. With great acidity and energy we think this wine will pair best with something fresh like prociutto e melone, or even a bright, creamy squash soup. 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.