WillaKenzie Estate Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$30.00 $24.99
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Item No. 131026
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
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Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark garnet in color, with some blue tones the 2011 Estate Cuvee offers attractive floral aromas of rose petal, violet and cassis bud followed by bright red fruits and hints of spice. This is a well-balanced wine with polished tannins, bright acidity and a juicy finish. Strawberry, raspberry and red licorice permeate the palate on entry and evolve into herbal flavors and a touch of pepper. An extraordinarily versatile style of Pinot Noir that will pair well with everything from grilled salmon, to roasted chicken, to pulled-pork sandwiches, to coq au vin and beef carpaccio. Very approachable now and for another 5 years; its exceptional balance makes it a good candidate for aging at least 10 years.

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ORwino - Portland, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/11/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Decent oregon pinot for price. I bought it as a case discount from the winery. Light wine with hints of smokiness and red fruits (raspberries and strawberries). Nice balance and acidity but lacks depth. Would pair nicely with lighter meals.
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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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