WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Leon Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 104479
  • RP91
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: 13.8%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine presents intriguing and complex aromas, which combine black fruit with perfumed floral tones, fennel, spice and cedar. By contrast, the flavors tend at first toward brighter red fruits like raspberry and cherry that become sweeter through the pleasingly long finish which carries a hint of toastiness. Juicy and satisfying, the 2007 Pierre Léon will be an extremely versatile food companion, complementing such foods as steak in a wine reduction sauce, grilled tuna, or pork chop with mashed potatoes, grilled Portobello mushrooms and roasted vegetables. It will improve for the next two to three years and age well for eight to 10 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Pinot Noir Pierre Leon Estate spent 14 months in 50% new oak and is made up of mainly of Dijon clones. Rounder, riper, and weightier than the preceding wines, it displays lots of spice on both the nose and palate, cherry and raspberry flavors, and a sense of elegance. This nicely balanced, lengthy effort will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2019."
91 Points

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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