WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 73966
  • W&S92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The nose presents luscious raspberry, red fruit and floral tones characteristic of Pinot Noir, with a hints of chocolate, blackberry and spice. This touch of spice carries into the mouth and develops into nuances of ginger, anise and vanilla. Velvety on approach, this Pinot is round in mouth feel. The palate finds fruit, dark cherry, red berries and spice in concentration with a hint of toast. Tannins in the 2001 Pierre Lion are nicely balanced big but soft and gently build toward a lingering finish. This vintage displays good length and concentration.

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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