WillaKenzie Estate Kiana Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 79366
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS91
  • ST90
  • 2005
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

The color is dark, clean and appealing. The nose is bright, with a touch of sweetness, followed by aromas of blackberries, cherries, vanilla and nuances of earth and oak from the barrels. The mouth is very complex, opening with the same black fruits that were expressed in the nose followed by layers of red fruit, caramel, and hints of roasted coffee and spices. The tannins are round, but very present and will integrate gracefully with a bit of time. The finish is moderately long and well balanced. The wine can be paired with heartier fish such as grilled tuna, as well as poultry, red meat and vegetable dishes.

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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