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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
WillaKenzie Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Cork-Free 2003
WillaKenzie Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Cork-Free 2003
(search item no. 81333)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $22.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine's deep, clear garnet color is an indication of the intensity of the 2003 vintage. The aromas give an initial impression of fresh, bright red and black fruits, enhanced by subtle floral tones and an appealing touch of earthiness. The flavors follow the aromas with lively red and black cherry, blackberries and currants and a hint of violets. The mid-palate is full of ripe fruit, framed by good acidity and round, well-integrated tannins. The overall impression in the mouth is generous, balanced and very pleasing. The finish is long with licorice, spice and a touch of pepper. This is a wonderfully approachable wine, which is ready to drink now and will continue to improve for the next 2- 3 years.
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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.