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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2012
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2012
(search item no. 129446)
screw cap wine
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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:

Shining honey and golden straw in color, this Pinot Gris houses tropical aromas with ripe melon, kiwi, white pear and white flower. The taste is crisp and refreshing with a sweet entry and a lush and velvety mouthfeel. Flavors of citurs and apricot accompany an acidic build-up and balance toward the warm and inviting finish. This wine will age for 3 to 5 years and is just as delicious and drinkable now.

We recommend pairing with spicy Thai food, smoked salmon, or Indian curry. More great options to pair with this wine are sushi, crab-avocado-mango salad, quiche and endives with blue cheese.

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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.