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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris Cork-Free 2005
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris Cork-Free 2005
(search item no. 87918)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With a lovely green-gold color, this Pinot Gris offers generous aromatics of honeydew melon, pear and tropical fruit. The pleasingly rich mouthfeel is dominated by flavors of ripe pear, peach, mango, papaya, pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. The ample flavors and lush texture are nicely framed by the wine's balanced acidity. Summer salads and cold cuts, grilled fresh salmon, lobster or crab in a light cream, Asian foods and curries – all will pair beautifully with this delicious wine. Try it also with a rich, blue cheese like Stilton, or just by itself as a refreshing aperitif. 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.