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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 1999
WillaKenzie Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 24966)
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $22.04

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is a lively wine with great color and intensity. It is very drinkable now, and will cellar well for up to five years. The nose offers tones of red fruits, strawberries and red cherries and a hint of mineral components. The mouthfeel is soft and pleasant with silky, round tannins on the finish. We suggest matching the classic Oregon elements of this Pinot Noir with grilled fish, particularly Northwest Salmon, poultry, veal and roasted vegetables.
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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.