WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 105314
  • W&S91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Exciting aromatics include tropical fruits of ripe melon, lychee, passion fruit, papaya, mango and pineapple, with a hint of spice. The wine has a creamy texture with rich flavors of honey, juicy Asian pears, lemon meringue and fresh pineapple. There's a smooth transition mid-palate heading toward bright acids, which imparts a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine is an excellent companion for a wide variety of foods including Indian and Asian dishes, Ahi tuna, tempura and lighter fish. Enjoy now or cellar for two to three years. Serve moderately chilled.

Critical Acclaim

"This rich white leads with broad apple scents and a hint of nutmeg spice. The quince flavors are equally rich and ripe, the texture broad and succulent, bearing the weight for veal with spaetzle."
91 Points

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Rating:
(10/16/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
Solid Pinot Gris. Good compliment to summer grilled foods, or sitting outside on an evening watching the kids play while relaxing.
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(6/7/2011)
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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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