WillaKenzie Estate Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $32.00 $21.99
Save $10.01 (31%)
Item No. 87655

Winemaker's Notes

Only 6 barrels produced!

The 2001 Croft is a selection of Pinot Noir Pommard clone from a specific block, located at the entrance of the Croft vineyard where the fruit shows more intensity. Wines from the Croft Vineyard typically display a robust composition and tannin structure, making this wine a strong candidate for aging. Although it is approachable now, it will continue to round out and will benefit from another 6 months of bottle age. With cellaring, it can be enjoyed for the next 6 years. In addition to black fruits, this wine also shows very attractive red berry and cherry aromas and flavors, all delightfully complemented by smoky, toasty notes, and a hint of flowers and coffee. Bright acidity agreeably counterbalances the sweet attack of the fruit, while the structure of the tannins promises a chewy mouthful. Think steak and grilled vegetables or grilled ahi tuna as enjoyable food pairings for this full-bodied Pinot Noir.

Learn About WillaKenzie Estate Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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