WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2006

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 92748
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

The aromas of this Pinot Gris are heady and fragrant with scents of pear, papaya, lime, and rose blossom. On the palate, the impression is full and round, with flavors of peach, apricot and ripe grapefruit, and an excellent balance between sweetness and crisp acidity.

Surprisingly both rich and fresh, the wine shows great intensity and vibrancy now and will cellar well over the next three years. Recent tastings of previous vintages of WillaKenzie's Estate Pinot Gris confirm this wine's aging potential.

Served well-chilled, this Pinot Gris is an excellent match for grilled fresh salmon, shellfish in cream sauce, curries and Asian foods. Try it also with a rich, blue cheese like Stilton, or just by itself as a refreshing aperitif.

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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 Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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